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Alex Sesslers Wellness Fund

Organized by: Alexandra Sessler

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Alexandra Sessler via Crowdrise
May 29, 2014

Wow everyone! I can't believe how much help you have given me! I got out of surgery and am doing great! See More

THE STORY:

Alex was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 1st May 2014 . She has a painful cancerous tumor about the size of a golf-ball. Thankfully, this type of cancer is highly treatable, and baring complications she should be fine within a matter of months.

Alex is feeling shocked and understandably upset but is being positive and working toward preparing for her performance commitments this summer. There are some risks for her beautiful singing voice, but she took care in finding a good surgeon who is confident she (the surgeon) can do this procedure without damaging Alexandra's voice.

Alex is a very hard worker, but is having to reorient herself because she will not be able to work during her recovery. As a self-employed opera singer and voice teacher, she has achieved independence though a combination of jobs that offer no paid-time off, sick leave or temporary disability. Catastrophic illness also has a way of draining savings and extended family resources quickly, so financial help would be very appreciated by her.

As for treatment, Alex has to have a full thyroidectomy, as well as have some lymph nodes removed. She is also going to have radiation treatment, which is given orally and shouldn't be as hard on her body as other types of radiation (she won't lose her hair or a bunch of weight).

Alex will need to have life-long thyroid replacement therapy. The whole recovery process should be about two months (fingers-crossed).

All the support, blessings and love Alex has been receiving from friends and family is deeply appreciated. It feels for many of us as though this path that Alexandra is having to walk has put us all on a journey we had not expected or wanted but must find ways to grapple with and learn from.

Prayers are very welcome.

$3,759

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Stephanie R. Woehrmann

    $50

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    $20

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    $25

  • Alan Briones

    $10

  • Katrina & Peter

    $80

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    $50

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    $50

  • Jim and Karen

    $50

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    $20

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  • Inara Morgenstern

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  • Fellow SFSC soprano Elizabeth 117

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  • Sarah W. Kramer

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    $100

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    $93

  • Steve Beckner

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  • Suzanne Au

    $50

  • Kristina James SF State

    $15

  • Kharla Montes-Rivera

    $20

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  • Kevin Rose

    $50

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  • Susanne Mentzer

    $100

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  • Paul Rosdol

    $50

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Organized by

Alexandra Sessler

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $3,759 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

samantha richards

Amount Raised

$2,066

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Sessler

Amount Raised

$1,693

 

34% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

James Parr

James Parr

I was at the Saturday night performance of Boheme and remember remarking to my friends what a lovely and nicely weighted voice you had. You handled the singing beautifully! I had no idea until today (a month + later) that you had only recently undergone this procedure. Wow! You're a true artist and an inspirational person. I wish you a speedy and thorough recovery and hope to see you on stage again very soon. 3 years ago

Cary Ann Rosko

Cary Ann Rosko

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Mark Hernandez

Mark Hernandez

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paul Rosdol

Paul Rosdol

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kathleen Kasdorf

Kathleen Kasdorf

Good luck Alex. My daughter had a thyroidectomy and completely recovered. 3 years ago

Jono Kornfeld

Jono Kornfeld

3 years ago

Friend of David X.

Friend of David X.

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Aiko Sakura

Aiko Sakura

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Judith Epstein

Judith Epstein

DONATION: $50

Get better soon, Alexandra! I can't wait to hear your beautiful voice again. 3 years ago

Susanne Mentzer

Susanne Mentzer

DONATION: $100

You are such a hard worker and positive person. Rooting for a fast recovery! 3 years ago

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