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MaryLee Sunseri - Heal the Broken Leg!

Organized by: Wendy Askew

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Wendy Askew via Crowdrise
August 22, 2015

Join us for a FUNdraiser for MaryLee on Sun Sept 6 from 9-12 at the MY Museum. https://www.facebook.com/events/467279373445656/ See More

THE STORY:

Our favorite children's musician MaryLee Sunseri took a bad fall early in July and underwent major surgery to fix a broken leg. She has always been there to lift our spirits and show us how beautiful our community is. Its our turn to lift HER spirits and show her how supportive our community is. She won't be able to work for at least 2 months, and needs to focus her energy on healing. We are raising funds to help pay her bills and extra medical expenses (including a $10,000 ambulance bill- yikes) so that she has one less thing to worry about while she recovers.

EXCITING FUNDRAISER NEWS (8/21/15)

There will be a special, magic and music fundraiser to help MaryLee with her medical and living expenses on Sunday, September 6, from 9-12 at MY Museum, with snacks, many wonderful musicians and a magician performing. It will be lots of fun! We hope you can attend! Admission is $10, children under 12 are admitted for free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/467279373445656

EXCITING FUNDRAISER NEWS (8/15/15)

John Sherry is inviting you all to his upcoming CD release party on Wednesday August 19 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the InterContinental The Clement Monterey, C- Side Terrace. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted at the door, with 100% of these donations going to support MaryLee in her recovery.

Guitarist John Sherry is a highly acclaimed Breedlove recording artist whose mastery of the live recording technique called "looping" allows him to create an organic acoustic guitar orchestra that spellbinds his growing legion of fans.http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnsherry16

For more information and updates about this event please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660169870863398
 

UPDATE FROM MARYLEE 7/26/2015

It turns out MaryLee had so much more than a broken leg! Her tibial plateau was completely shattered, her right arm was broken, and by the time she was transported to Stanford (5 days after the injury) she had developed two life threatening blood clots, one in each leg. Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bishop and his team decided to treat the blood clots with blood thinner protocols using Coumadin and Lovenox shots. The tibial plateau needed to be sculptured from cadaver bone, metal, glue and anything that could be salvaged from MaryLee's tibial plateau. Essentially a big empty space needed to be filled and shaped, the knee cap needed to be set back in place. 

The complications of this major surgery for MaryLee are:
- 12 weeks of non-weight bearing healing time for the left leg
- 8 weeks of non use for her right arm
- An unknown amount of time to begin the process of weight bearing activity
- Many weeks of occupational and physical therapy

Being an independent, self-employed musician means that all income has stopped, until she is well enough to perform again. Although she hopes to sing from her wheel chair as soon as she can, she will still miss three or more months of work.

 

$6,780

 

68% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Paulette Lynch

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Fred Hernandez

    $25

  • The Sheppard's

    $50

  • JT Mason

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Diane Grindol

     

  • Lisa Maddalena and Bill Speech

    $50

  • Arden Eaton

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maximilian (A big fan)

    $25

  • Grundy family

    $25

  • Isabella & Family

    $100

  • Emily Gleichenhaus

    $25

  • Valentine, Darrell, Griffin, and Larkin

     

  • The Landales

    $100

  • Ximena

     

  • Torie and George Thacher

     

  • Christina & Megan Danley

    $50

  • Katharina Harlow

    $100

  • Lisa P Kaufmann

    $100

  • Tricia Williams

    $50

  • Holly Jones & family

     

  • Denecour family

    $50

  • Jason & Katie

    $50

  • Sela, Colleen & Santi Roberts

    $50

  • Nancy stewart

    $300

  • Sawyer Shafer

    $20

  • Weston

    $50

  • Dara Berk & the Hoadleys

    $35

  • David Lynx

    $50

  • Maureen Manning & Fredric Kropp

    $90

  • Patrice Vecchione

    $50

  • Karl & Ellen

    $100

  • A & J Hooper

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dennis and Linda Ronberg

     

  • Alan & Harriet Berman

    $50

  • Karen Lheman

    $100

  • REDA

    $100

  • Kelly Productions

    $100

  • John and Joyce Sherry

    $50

  • Sarah Alex & Maddie

    $35

  • Ginny

     

  • The McEachen Family

    $50

  • Vanessa Jackson and Unal Matsu

    $50

  • Jaqui Hope

    $10

  • Jon Belmont

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Katie and Rose

    $20

  • Kurt Cocking

    $50

  • Juan L. Sánchez

    $150

  • Vince Sanchez

    $50

  • Joan and John McCleary

    $50

  • Nina Solomita

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy Schimmel

    $100

  • Dave Kinnoin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy Stewart

    $100

  • Kathleen Rushing

    $50

  • Eli, Thad, Elise and Lydia -and Hany

    $40

  • Val Smalkin

    $50

  • Margaret Hooton

    $50

  • John Turner, General Manager, InterContinental, The Clement, Monterey

    $50

  • Evelyn & Jack Starr

    $50

  • Ted Jolly

    $100

  • Tina McRorie

    $100

  • Linda and Dennis Ronberg

     

  • Phoenix Ostermann

    $20

  • Sharon McClintock

    $50

  • Katie Reneker (and Roy and Henry)

     

  • Headley Family

    $50

  • John Weaver

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $277

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MLD2

    $50

  • One Hundred Dollars and no cents

    $100

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Organized by

Wendy Askew

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,780 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Wendy Askew

Amount Raised

$4,670

 

47% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Stewart

Amount Raised

$2,110

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

One Hundred Dollars and no cents

One Hundred Dollars and no cents

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

MLD2

MLD2

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Patience...patience...patience 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $277

with much love to our constant songbird 2 years ago

John Weaver

John Weaver

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Headley Family

Headley Family

DONATION: $50

Get well, soon, Dear Mary Lee! We need you to be out there, starting off other little boys (and girls) lives with your wonderful music! 2 years ago

Katie Reneker (and Roy and Henry)

Katie Reneker (and Roy and Henry)

Get well soon MaryLee! Thanks for the gift of music right from the start! 2 years ago

Sharon McClintock

Sharon McClintock

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Phoenix Ostermann

Phoenix Ostermann

DONATION: $20

My first 4 years as a mama (1999-2003) were spent at Parent's Place with my son Oskar and my daughter Ruby. And Marylee sing-slings remain a highlight of those early years! Heal quickly! Sending you love and light from Salt Lake City❤️️ 2 years ago

Linda and Dennis Ronberg

Linda and Dennis Ronberg

2 years ago

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