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Organized by: Sebastian Weber

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Sebastian Weber via Crowdrise
July 23, 2015

Dear friends and supporters. With the saddest of hearts i have to inform you, that Ludovico has passed away yesterday morning. No words. See More

THE STORY:

/// In case you already know the story and just want to see the latest episode of LUDO TV, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w4XIlnbyoM

(LUDO TV is both a reward to those who donate and a way to cheer up our friend Ludo. Find more details in the campaign video on the left.)

What this campaign is about:

Ludovico Hombravella is an internationally recognized, freelance tap dancer, teacher and choreographer. His great spirit, his qualities as an entertainer, his love of the tap tradition and his skills as a performer have made him an essential part of the tap community and beyond.

In 2014, Ludo was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his lung and pleura. The diagnosis is severe and initial therapy included heavy dosis of chemotherapy applied over a period of several months. The great support of the tap community, his friends and many of you who contributed to the first crowdfunding campaign in the spring of 2014, have helped Ludo endure this difficult time.

After an initial improvement and a time of investigating different alternative therapies, Ludo’s situation has now taken a turn to the worse. The tumor has grown back to its original size and Ludo now needs constant and intensive pain treatment.

Ludo is treated by the leading specialist for his particular case, so he is in the best hands medically. Nonetheless, his therapy poses a serious challenge to the doctors. At the moment, it is being tested whether Ludo can participate in a special new program at the Sant Pau Hospital of Barcelona. Whichever way this is going, Ludo is faced with another lengthy period of chemotherapy and possible subsequent surgery.

Now and for months to come, Ludo is unable to perform or teach. This leaves him without income.

At the same time, his living expenses have risen drastically due to the worsening of his medical situation. He is on a special diet, needs to pay for certain parts of his medication himself, and needs to finance special demands such as inhouse help, transportation, psychological support. These expenses equate an average 2.800 € monthly, not including incidental extra costs that his condition may generate (such as his relocating to a more easily accessible flat).

As he is entering the second phase of his cancer, Ludo needs the help of as many of you as possible. The aim of this crowdfunding is to raise the means to support Ludo for one year.

No matter how ambitious it may sound, we know it will take at least that long for Ludo to get back on track.

Please help Ludo by donating and spreading this campaign.

Sebastian Weber

Roxane Butterfly

$18,921

 

54% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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  • A dancer from the Adelaide/Australia lindy hop scene

     

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    $100

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    $20

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    $60

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    $100

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  • Steffen & Dr. Karin Liebscher

    $275

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    $400

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    $110

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    $100

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    $15

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    $50

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    $100

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    $150

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    $200

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    $100

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Organized by

Sebastian Weber

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,921 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sebastian Weber

Amount Raised

$17,671

 

50% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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Alex Dufour

Amount Raised

$310

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Paula galimberti

Amount Raised

$220

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Monika Holte

Amount Raised

$205

 

1% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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mark case

Amount Raised

$190

 

1% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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ayodele casel

Amount Raised

$135

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Claudia Cañas

Amount Raised

$80

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Kyoung Eun Lee

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Donor Comments

Vikas

Vikas

Ludo querido, tú eres mi primer profe. Espero que bailamos junto un día. Gracias por tu alegría en nuestro encuentros, Amigo! Un beso, un abrazo! 2 years ago

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $100

Keep inspiring us Ludo! 2 years ago

Roger The locker

Roger The locker

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Hege og Christopher

Hege og Christopher

DONATION: $100

Get well, Ludo. The most inspiring tap dancer I've met. 2 years ago

Chloe & Maud - Sync Ladies

Chloe & Maud - Sync Ladies

DONATION: $200

Ludo, the American public is enjoying your dancing in our movie, Tap World!! Thank you for all the love you have always shared with all of the Syncopated Ladies! We each have had our special moments with you, and look forward to the next! s 2 years ago

cecimarviolin

cecimarviolin

DONATION: $150

Fuerza guapetón!! Biquiños!! 2 years ago

Morten Moen

Morten Moen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

señorlobo

señorlobo

DONATION: $100

Arriba Ludo! 2 years ago

Derek Roland

Derek Roland

DONATION: $50

Ludo! We have not yet met, but I look forward to meeting you some day! I wish you well and send you all the good energy and love I can! Thinking of you brother... Your fellow tap dancer from NY-Derek :) 2 years ago

MaxSax

MaxSax

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

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