A Different Way

A Gift for Coler: Momo

A gift for Coler, Momo, waltzed into the Roosevelt Island facility yesterday. Angelica, the patient assistance program, delivered the sweet-tempered, light brown dog to loving, new guardians. Coler offers longterm care for New Yorkers as part of the City’s Health & Hospitals Corp.

Reporting/Photography by David Stone

The mission of the Angelica Patient Assistance Program is two-fold: to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged patients and residents in need of long-term medical care and to support long-term public medical care facilities in New York City.

Mission Statement
Angelica Patient Assistance Program
Momo, a gift for Coler
Momo, as much photo ham as lovely dog, awaits her star turn, eager to settle into her new home with the creative spirits at Open Doors.

Open Doors, an Angelica program, is an arts and justice effort serving Coler.

Roosevelt Islanders may remember Open Doors artists for FADE, a play created and performed by its Reality Poets, last June, in the Howe Theatre. A slam poetry reading was their first show in Gallery RIVAA in April, 2017.

A gift for coler Momo gets an escort to his new home
In a touching moment, Momo’s caregiver, Beth Robison, walks Momo into her new home with Open Doors at Coler.

Momo, a companion gift, moves into a new role as companion for Coler’s Open Doors artists.

A gift for coler Momo was an easy sell for Coler executive director Robert Hughes.
Coler Community Advisory Board volunteer Judith Berdy talks executive director Robert Hughes into buying a fundraising Momo mug.

Friday, January 10th, 2020, Angelica handed Momo’s leash over to an Open Doors escort. But the generosity hardly stopped there.

Pup Culture: Momo brings along another gift for Coler

A gift for coler Momo drew a gift from PupCulture
Roosevelt Island PupCulture manager Andrew Bessonart took the mic. PupCulture pledged to supply all of Momo’s needs, including grooming. The company serves the community with full services for pets at 544 Main Street.

Fundraising is in full swing, Momo merch already designed and waiting.

A gift for coler Momo helps raise funds....
Dani Reuben helped Angelica bring Momo to Coler. Here, she sports a Tee — designed by an Open Doors artist — that raises money for Coler programs. How about a Momo shirt as a gift?
A gift for coler Momo gets a welcome
A warm welcome awaited Momo at Coler, Open Doors and Roosevelt Island.

It was a bright moment for our not seen often enough caring culture on Roosevelt Island.

David Stone

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