The Phoenix Theatre invites you to an evening of celebration, an evening of affirmation: An Evening for Tom Robertson, on Wednesday, October 7. The celebration is being hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis at 615 West 43rd Street, by Butler University’s campus.
Join friends of the Phoenix Theatre and of their Development Director, Tom Robertson, at 6:30 for artwork and hors d’oeuvres. The food is provided by the Indianapolis kids enrolled as culinary students at Ivy Tech Community College. Then at 7:30 enjoy an entire program full of entertainment including Casey O’Leary, ComedySportz, Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, INDYPROV, Jenni White, the Phoenix Theatre, Unitarian Universalist of Indianapolis Instrumental Ensemble, and Wild Mercy. Follow up this evening of Indianapolis entertainment with dessert at 9:00 pm.
The purpose of An Evening for Tom Roberston is to come together to celebrate Tom Robertson’s recovery and assist with the payment of his medical expenses. A minimum gift of $10.00 is suggested, through cash or check. No credit cards please. In addition, there will be work by Indianapolis artists available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Robertson family.
On June 23, 2009, Indianapolis notable, Tom Robertson, suffered a seizure causing a stroke Other than complaining that he was tired, there was no indication of any problem prior to the seizure. Tom was taken to Community Hospital in Indianapolis, where he had two additional seizures and CT scans revealed bleeding in his brain. The next day he was transferred to Clarian Methodist Hospital’s Neuro Critical Care Unit. Tests revealed a blood clot blocking the Sagittal Sinus Vein. More seizures prompted doctors to sedate Tom, and he was placed on a ventilator.
While the cause for the seizures may never be known, sleep apnea and an irregular heartbeat look to be contributing factors From this point, improvement was steady and gradual, and he was transferred to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana on July 20th before being discharged to home on August 14th with several months of outpatient physical and occupational therapy to follow.
Join the Indianapolis theater community as they celebrate one of their own. The Hoosier spirit will be strong on Wednesday night as Indianapolis performing arts groups share for the greater good. An Evening for Tom Robertson is this Wednesday, October 7. Take a night out of your busy week to do something good for your fellow man.
An Evening for Tom Roberston
October 7, 2010
The Phoenix Theatre
749 North Park Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202