My sincere apologies.jds[/quote]
No need for you to apologize. The article was misleading–at the very f************ least. I hope they will print a retraction tomorrow.
Never-the-less, the Big Guy and his family needs a lot of support, financial–of course–but also people to go up and interract with Mark.[/quote]
I just got back from Linkou, seeing Mark and saying goodbye to Rachael who departs for the US in the early AM. When I got there, she was on the phone with the editor demanding and finally receiving a retraction, which should be on P.2 of the Taipeitimes…Tomorrow’s edition.
Misleading my friend? You are far too kind. 80% of the article was a complete crock of shit. Other than the insurance running out most of the rest was written in a way as to cast Mark, his family and his TV friends in as poor a light as possible. It was a piece of piss-poor journalism.
I hope the retraction is a bit more thought out… :fume:
The article did however, bring up a critical flaw in Taiwan’s Healthcare system for married foreign spouses. Like JD, after reading this I plan to immediately apply for a PARC. It’s just not worth the risk.
Maybe the next step after fundraising might be to find out if Mark can qualify for Permanent Residency on some kind of Humanitarian grounds. He’s certainly been here long enough to qualify and would make him eligible for coverage indefinitely.
Lastly, to those who have worked with Mark in the entertainment industry…Please disregard the Taipeitimes article. The family/close friends certainly recognize and appreciate deeply the donations you have so generously provided. Thank you.
EDIT: I see now that the online version of the article has been pulled…A step in the right direction. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.