"It seemed like it would be a risk worth taking," said Fisher's husband, Michael Royce. "We woefully underestimated what the worst-case scenario was. I never would have guessed."
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Royce, of NYFA, said the aid application figures likely don't scratch the surface of the thousands of artists hurt by Sandy.
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