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Alex Sesslers Wellness Fund

Team Member: samantha richards

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May 27, 2014

Alex's surgery went well, as I'm sure you have heard. She's feeling positive and the doctor's said it looks good for her singing future! :) See More

THE STORY:

UPDATE - Thursday May 22 2014

Alex's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) and we have raised $3000 in 48 hours of the original target of $5000.  This is to help her through this immediate tough time and to support her whilst she is recovering over the next few months.  Alex and her family are overwhelmed by the  support and positive messages. 

Would love to smash the target by the time she is out of surgery :)

Please forward to as many people as possible and join the fundraising team!! 

Lets give Alex our positive thoughts and wishes for a speedy and full recovery and also a little peace of mind.  Over the next few months the only thing she ought to be focusing on is getting well and staying strong.

LOVE YOU ALEX XXXXXXXXX

THE FULL STORY 

ALEX SESSLER's Wellness fund was set up after 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.

$2,066

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $50

  • Stephanie R. Woehrmann

    $50

  • Deirdre M.

    $20

  • Alan Briones

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  • Liz P

    $50

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    $50

  • Jim and Karen

    $50

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    $50

  • Leontyne

    $20

  • Ami Nashimoto

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  • Anonymous

    $250

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  • Miriam Lewis

    $50

  • Yuri

    $100

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  • Inara Morgenstern

    $100

  • Sarah Vardigans

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  • Fellow SFSC soprano Elizabeth 117

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Alexandra Sessler

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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

Kathleen Kasdorf

Kathleen Kasdorf

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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $96

Fight the good fight, Alex! SFSC is rooting for you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

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I can't believe it! I'm sending all the healing energy I can! 3 years ago

Anonymous

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Get well quick, but make sure to take the time to recover that you need. You will do great! Much love <3 3 years ago

Fellow SFSC soprano Elizabeth 117

Fellow SFSC soprano Elizabeth 117

DONATION: $100

Just concentrate on getting better. We miss you. 3 years ago

Sarah Vardigans

Sarah Vardigans

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Inara Morgenstern

Inara Morgenstern

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

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