Alex Levin's Recovery Fund

$16,353 of $10k goal

Raised by 140 people in 45 months
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Karina Levin  SAN RAFAEL, CA
Dear friends, 
Alex Levin was run over by a car while he was crossing the street in Vladivostok, Russia, a week ago. He is in critical condition in an ICU in a Russian hospital. He has had two surgeries and he is fighting for his life. He is conscious. Please keep him in your thoughts. A lot of people have asked about what they can do to help. That is how the idea of setting up a fund for Alex's recovery came about. Even a token donation will be much appreciated - simply showing your support for our beloved Karina and Alex is what counts. We know they will be most grateful for your outpouring of love and kindness.
Kristina Staros
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Update 2
Posted by Karina Levin
44 months ago
My dear friends,
I would like to thank all of you for embracing me at this difficult time, for everything you have done to help me to deal with such unendurable pain.
Alex was a wonderful man, one of a kind. I was blessed to have him in my life. Each and every day with him was a celebration of love and joy.
I don't know how to continue living, but I know I have a lot of friends who will show me the way.
With love and gratitude, Karina
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Update 1
Posted by Karina Levin
44 months ago
Alex is begging for two things only home and food. Both are not possible right now. With support of our friends I am working with Kaiser on evacuation plan. Russian doctors are almost agreeing to allow Alex's transportation, unless he gets worse. Now I am waiting for US doctors' decision.
Alex and I thank you all again and again for your support. The feeling of gratitude overwhelms me. I learned by heart that "No man is an island,
Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main."
And I thank you for that too.
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Paula Nordine
44 months ago

Dear Karina, My heart

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Paula Nordine
44 months ago

Dear Karina, My heart aches for you and your family. You and Alex were held in such high esteem by the Tango community, as evidenced by the great outpouring of grief and support. You were -- both individually and as a couple -- the epitome of grace, both on and off the dance floor. May your future journey be eased by the strength of your incredible bond and many glorious years together, and the fact that you were a source of comfort to him in his final days. Paula Nordine

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Sherry Strohmeyer
44 months ago

Our insurance agency just learned of Alex's passing today. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Alex in person but I have spoken with him many times over the phone over the past several years. I am shocked and saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most painful time.

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Diane Sosnoski
44 months ago

Our hearts are so heavy. I can't imagine what you are going through. He was such an elegant man, funny, smart, considerate and a truly beautiful dancer with incomparable musicality. Such a great loss. I will never forget the amazing tandas with Alex and always feel gratitude to him for showing me what tango could be. The outside world would cease to exist and my only awareness was of music and movement in space. Suzanne Biaggi sent this to me, which is so true: All who have been touched by beauty are touched by sorrow at its passing. I feel so very sad and wish I could hug you Karina.

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Keith Bowden
44 months ago

So, so sorry for you. Alex was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work with; he is deeply missed. Hold on to your memories and take care.

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Happy Morris
44 months ago

Karina. Our hearts and love are with you and ache for the loss of Alex. Whether you knew it or not, the two of you were an inspiration to us as such a loving couple and beautiful dancers. May the love of all those whose lives the two of you have touched bring you peace in this time of sorrow. Happy and Carl

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Carla Halyard
44 months ago

Karina, My heart and prayers are with you and your family, in this time of sorrow. Alex brought so many cherished gifts to my life. May the peace that comes from memories of the unconditional love shared between you and Alex comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love Carla

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Lynn Tompkins
44 months ago

Oh Karina! My heart cries for you! So tragic! Such a loss! No good words! The only good thing I can think of is that you were able to be with him in the hospital & he could hang on to be with you for a while in spite of such awful injuries. You & Alex both are so loved by many! May his beautiful soul be at rest & his loving spirit be with the angels. Love, Lynn & Jim

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Laura Elliott
44 months ago

Dearest Karina, My heart is breaking with this news. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family, dear Karina, for this profound loss.

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Lizbeth Hamlin
44 months ago

I have no words for the loss of Alex and how he touched so many lives. My prayers and thoughts go to you Karina and your family. He is a man of such heart, virtue, spunk and vitality for life itself. My heart is heavy....

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Jane Krueger
44 months ago

Karina, I am heartsick over this news. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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Olga Goykhman
44 months ago

absolutely shocking news.... My thoughts with you Karina....

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Firoozeh Nazari
44 months ago

Dear Karina, I am so very sad for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Much love to you and your family, Firoozeh

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Jeremy Wakefield
44 months ago

My heart weeps for this family, that I did not know.

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Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

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Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

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Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

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Kristina Staros
44 months ago

A quick follow up on Alex's condition from Vladivostok: Alex has developed kidney failure and is now receiving dialysis. Please keep him in your thoughts.

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Jhoanne Loubé
44 months ago

Dear Karina and ALEX; I am shocked and saddened by the news of this terrible accident. I don't know you Karina, but I love dancing with Alex and getting to know him, just a little, as we do, through the tanda code. You are both in my prayers for a more pronounced recovery for Alex and for him to be able to come home soon.

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Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, A quick follow up on Alex's condition from Karina: Alex is still fighting for his life. He has had a fever for the last 4 days and antibiotics don't seem to be helping because of the massive intoxication he is experiencing. He is still on a ventilator and is very weak. Please keep Alex in your thoughts. Kristina

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$16,353 of $10k goal

Raised by 140 people in 45 months
Created March 26, 2013
KL
Karina Levin  
$36
Anonymous
43 months ago
$300
Anonymous
44 months ago
$100
Anonymous
44 months ago
$100
Anonymous
44 months ago
SY
$100
Svetlana & Vladimir Yakovlev
44 months ago

Karina, please accept our deepest condolences.

SM
$300
Saturday Milonga at Lake Merritt
44 months ago

Deepest sympathies from your tango family in Oakland. We remember, with such sadness.

$50
Randy Cook
44 months ago

Money can't bring Alex back, but we care about you too, Karina!

JG
$200
julio gutierrez
44 months ago
JZ
$1,000
Jim Ziegler
44 months ago

Karina, I am overcome with grief. I will remember Alex as a man's man -- strong, authentic, sweet, sensitive, honest and so very real. I wish you peace and the warmth of an enfolding community of tender souls who love you and Alex deeply.

JZ
$50
Judith Zimberoff
44 months ago
Paula Nordine
44 months ago

Dear Karina, My heart

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Paula Nordine
44 months ago

Dear Karina, My heart aches for you and your family. You and Alex were held in such high esteem by the Tango community, as evidenced by the great outpouring of grief and support. You were -- both individually and as a couple -- the epitome of grace, both on and off the dance floor. May your future journey be eased by the strength of your incredible bond and many glorious years together, and the fact that you were a source of comfort to him in his final days. Paula Nordine

+ Read More
Sherry Strohmeyer
44 months ago

Our insurance agency just learned of Alex's passing today. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Alex in person but I have spoken with him many times over the phone over the past several years. I am shocked and saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most painful time.

+ Read More
Diane Sosnoski
44 months ago

Our hearts are so heavy. I can't imagine what you are going through. He was such an elegant man, funny, smart, considerate and a truly beautiful dancer with incomparable musicality. Such a great loss. I will never forget the amazing tandas with Alex and always feel gratitude to him for showing me what tango could be. The outside world would cease to exist and my only awareness was of music and movement in space. Suzanne Biaggi sent this to me, which is so true: All who have been touched by beauty are touched by sorrow at its passing. I feel so very sad and wish I could hug you Karina.

+ Read More
Keith Bowden
44 months ago

So, so sorry for you. Alex was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work with; he is deeply missed. Hold on to your memories and take care.

+ Read More
Happy Morris
44 months ago

Karina. Our hearts and love are with you and ache for the loss of Alex. Whether you knew it or not, the two of you were an inspiration to us as such a loving couple and beautiful dancers. May the love of all those whose lives the two of you have touched bring you peace in this time of sorrow. Happy and Carl

+ Read More
Carla Halyard
44 months ago

Karina, My heart and prayers are with you and your family, in this time of sorrow. Alex brought so many cherished gifts to my life. May the peace that comes from memories of the unconditional love shared between you and Alex comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love Carla

+ Read More
Lynn Tompkins
44 months ago

Oh Karina! My heart cries for you! So tragic! Such a loss! No good words! The only good thing I can think of is that you were able to be with him in the hospital & he could hang on to be with you for a while in spite of such awful injuries. You & Alex both are so loved by many! May his beautiful soul be at rest & his loving spirit be with the angels. Love, Lynn & Jim

+ Read More
Laura Elliott
44 months ago

Dearest Karina, My heart is breaking with this news. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family, dear Karina, for this profound loss.

+ Read More
Lizbeth Hamlin
44 months ago

I have no words for the loss of Alex and how he touched so many lives. My prayers and thoughts go to you Karina and your family. He is a man of such heart, virtue, spunk and vitality for life itself. My heart is heavy....

+ Read More
Jane Krueger
44 months ago

Karina, I am heartsick over this news. Please accept my deepest condolences.

+ Read More
Olga Goykhman
44 months ago

absolutely shocking news.... My thoughts with you Karina....

+ Read More
Firoozeh Nazari
44 months ago

Dear Karina, I am so very sad for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Much love to you and your family, Firoozeh

+ Read More
Jeremy Wakefield
44 months ago

My heart weeps for this family, that I did not know.

+ Read More
Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

+ Read More
Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

+ Read More
Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, It is with shock, disbelief and profound sorrow that I am letting you know that Alex was not able to recover from his injuries, as his heart stopped after his third surgery. Alex passed away a few hours ago. Please keep Karina in your thoughts. Kristina

+ Read More
Kristina Staros
44 months ago

A quick follow up on Alex's condition from Vladivostok: Alex has developed kidney failure and is now receiving dialysis. Please keep him in your thoughts.

+ Read More
Jhoanne Loubé
44 months ago

Dear Karina and ALEX; I am shocked and saddened by the news of this terrible accident. I don't know you Karina, but I love dancing with Alex and getting to know him, just a little, as we do, through the tanda code. You are both in my prayers for a more pronounced recovery for Alex and for him to be able to come home soon.

+ Read More
Kristina Staros
44 months ago

Dear friends, A quick follow up on Alex's condition from Karina: Alex is still fighting for his life. He has had a fever for the last 4 days and antibiotics don't seem to be helping because of the massive intoxication he is experiencing. He is still on a ventilator and is very weak. Please keep Alex in your thoughts. Kristina

+ Read More
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