Interview by Christina Radish
Garrett tells Christina and MediaBlvd’s readers how he came to be involved with ‘House’ and how ‘Roswell’ is still one of his favorite shows.
Also find out about ‘Spinal Muscular Atrophy’, a disease that Garrett’s son Zeke has been diagnosed with, and how the BAT (Celebrity Bowl-a-thon) helps to support this worthy cause.
With the attention Lerner was receiving from his work on Roswell, Zeke’s illness was brought to light and, since then, various charity events have been organized to raise more money toward finding a cure for the debilitating disease.
“It all started off when I auctioned off, with [show creator] Jason Katims’ blessing, a visit to the set of Roswell, to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I wrote a little thing on Kenn Gold’s website, Crashdown.com, about Zeke and the disease, and the response was overwhelming. Through Kenn, we did another small event — a screening — and, at that event, I was approached by Andrea Rosenthal about doing a bowl-a-thon. I couldn’t believe that she actually pulled the entire thing together. It was this incredible event that raised $20,000. We had actors on every lane, mixing with television fans, along with an auction and Q & A. It’s been a wonderful event, and we’re planning the fourth one now. (Go to www.bowl4sma.org for more details and information.) It’s such a rewarding thing for me, personally, because, as a father of a special needs child, you feel helpless and, when you get to be a part of something like this, you get to feel like you’re doing some good, not only for your child, but for all the other kids who suffer from the disease. Every year, I just feel astonished and lucky, and it’s something great to be a part of.”
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