Hey! What are you doing tomorrow at 6pm? How about attending the Mr. Projector Benefit? Houston Scooterist and all-around good guy Aaron Ball (AKA Mr. Projector) needs your help, so he’s throwing a party at the Aurora Theater this Saturday.
Proceeds from the event will go towards extensive medical bills incurred by Ball following a recent scooter accident that resulted in open-heart surgery.
The benefit will take place Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m., and will feature a new episode of Mr. Projector, screenings of vintage educational films, and a live auction. Admission to the event is $10, and the first 50 people will receive a free Mr. Projector DVD.
Mr. Projector is the bespectacled and bow-tie-wearing alter ego of handsome actor Devlin Rogue, who stars in a movie-within-a-video podcast created and portrayed by Ball. The podcast was conceived as a vehicle for sharing Ball’s extensive collection of 16-mm educational films from the 1940s through the 1970s.
Ball was injured in a single-vehicle scooter accident just after Hurricane Ike. At the hospital he was treated for a minor leg fracture and sent home. A few days later, Ball began to feel worse, and soon found himself back in the hospital with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection. The infection spread quickly, infecting his heart and kidneys before it could be accurately diagnosed, and the damage was so severe that Ball had to undergo open-heart surgery to replace his badly-infected mitral valve.
Aaron didn’t have insurance, so in the spirit of thanksGIVING why don’t you show this turkey some love. Go to the show or (once I’ve figured out how) send him some loot. Thank you!