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19 Mar 2020
Who’s free in Los Angeles this Sunday at 2:30p?! – For those of you who didn’t see my new movie Sonic the Hedgehog last weekend, I’m hosting a FREE SCREENING this Sunday at the AMC Universal City Walk in Los Angeles, CA at 2:30pm for the FIRST 300 PEOPLE who register via the link below. I’ll be there in person to introduce the movie, which will be held in honor of my good friend Carrie “Ri” Billy who has been battling MCAS, and to raise awareness for this rare disease. For tickets sign up at: http://gofobo.com/QuUfg41761. See you Sunday!
22 Feb 2020
One of the best parts about being an actor is the incredible people I get to meet along the way, like my long time friend, Carrie “Ri” Billy. Ri is an amazing 17-year-old girl who, because of a rare medical condition, desperately needs our help. I’ve set up a Go Fund Me page (link below and link in bio) so you can learn more about Ri and be part of the community that is supporting her and her family. Ri is the daughter of a personal and business friend, whom I met 21 years ago. Over the decades, the family and I have bonded and have developed a friendship that will last our lifetimes. Ri, and Ri's siblings have become like family to me. Ri has been diagnosed with MCAS or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare immunological condition that causes extremely painful heart, skin, lung, and gastrointestinal symptoms. In addition, she has developed other medical problems including PCOS, Psoriatic Arthritis, POTS disease, and devastating avascular necrosis in both legs. Ri has undergone more than 15 surgeries over the last three years, battling MCAS and its associated health issues. Treatments for MCAS are wildly expensive. While Ri's medical insurance covers much of the medical costs, there a significant gap in coverage. Additionally, other non-medical expenses of travel, child care, meals, and transportation have been a major burden. You can learn more about MCAS here at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. https://www.aaaai.org/ . This GoFundMe will provide her the much needed financial support she so urgently needs. https://www.gofundme.com/f/care-for-carrie-and-battling-mcas?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet Please donate above or LINK IN BIO and share this GoFundMe page with your friends and family today to support my friend Ri who is so special to me! Love, James Marsden
21 Feb 2020
You pay attention. When special talents like him come along and make the elite look pedestrian, you pay attention. Eyes glued, you wait for their next superhuman feat. You wait for the final 3 seconds. You wait for them to elevate. You become curious about them because they don’t seem real. That curiosity draws you in more and more with every move, every reaction, every comment made by them or about them. You watch so closely, you see them smile and it’s like they’re smiling at you. And so,.. they become your friend. They don’t know it, or maybe they do. You know it, or maybe you don’t. But you know each other. Because watching them makes you feel like you do. Their smile turns into your smile, as you watch them transcend all boundaries and accomplish seemingly unachievable goals. Your respect for that friend grows when you see how their love for the game is surpassed only by their love of family. That superhuman talent we watched with perpetual amazement elevates even higher up, into the airs of humanity and to more precious places in our hearts simply by being human...That person we all admire, adore and love, has a family they admire and adore and love just as much. The great become greater, and we have a new reason to call them a hero. Then something like yesterday happens, and it doesn’t feel real. The loss doesn’t feel real. Just like every move, every unbelievable shot didn’t feel real. And yesterday punches a hole in our hearts. Because you never expected them to leave you, even if they were never ever physically with you. They made you feel like they were. They were your friend. We can remember it all. And we can be grateful for it all. Elevate, my friend, And journey well. ❤️ R.I.P. Father and Daughter
27 Jan 2020