Accident and Benefit Info
On November 5, 2001, Frank Muller was in a very serious motorcycle accident near Los Angeles, California. He sustained multiple fractures, lacerations and abrasions, and went into cardiac arrest three times. He also suffered severe head trauma, which was subsequently diagnosed as Diffuse Axonal Injury.
Although he is recovering from most of his other injuries, and has made some neurological progress as well, the prognosis for Diffuse Axonal Injury is bleak. The extent and nature of his recovery will likely become apparent in the first six to twelve months from the time of the accident. It is unknown at this time if he will be able to resume his professional career.
Frank and his wife, Erika, have a 2-year-old daughter, Diana, and are expecting their second child in July 2002. As a stage and television actor and audio books narrator, Frank is self-employed. His health and disability insurance are coming through for him, but have limits. His medical bills are very high, and the family's daily living expenses are mounting without his continuing income.
The audio books community has responded to Frank with an outpouring of support for him and his family. As part of this support, a benefit performance will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Town Hall, a 1,500-seat performance hall located at 123 West 43rd (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in New York City. The performance will include live readings and reflections by Stephen King, John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Peter Straub.
In addition, a non-profit organization named the Wavedancer Foundation has been established for disabled performers, writers and members of the production community, with a special fund within it earmarked for Frank.