Sue Jesch Medical Fund

$13,694 of $15k goal

Raised by 101 people in 5 months
EB
Elinor Bugli
on behalf of Susan Jesch
 CARSON CITY, NV
For many years, Sue Jesch has given her all for string players of all ages.  In 2004 she founded Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program, each year providing free instruction for over a hundred students in violin, viola, cello, and bass, donating much of her time and energy. 


Now she needs our help.  For the past two years, Sue's friends and students have watched her fight increasing weakness, stiffness, and pain.  "I'll give up playing violin, if I must," she said, "but I won't stop teaching."  Sue hasn't stopped teaching, even when she can barely walk.  She was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's (or a Parkinson's-like) disease.  Her medical bills are skyrocketing, only partially covered by an insurance plan with a huge deductible of $4,000 every year; the copay on her medications costs hundreds of dollars each month; she's lost income because she can't perform; and she is facing possible travel to specialists and clinics out of state, incurring non-reimbursable transportation and lodging costs.


I'm starting this campaign to help Sue Jesch reduce the growing financial burden she and her husband are facing.  Sue's colleagues in the Carson City Symphony and other music groups, her students and their parents, and friends in the community have been asking what they can do, how they can help.  Our contributions to this fund will help pay her medical expenses.
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Update 7
Posted by Elinor Bugli
2 months ago
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Sue said about recent donations and well wishes,
"This is helping my spirits so much!"
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Update 6
Posted by Elinor Bugli
3 months ago
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At the Strings in the Schools concert last week, the students played and sang (in Spanish and English) Arroró mi Niño, and performed other tunes under the direction of Assistant Conductor Laura Gibson. The advanced group, STRAZZ, was directed by Assistant Conductor Lou Groffman.
C.C. Symphony's Strings in the Schools
C.C. Symphony's STRAZZ youth strings
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Update 5
Posted by Elinor Bugli
5 months ago
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We're almost 80% there with $7,995 raised for Sue by 67 people in 18 days!
Sue conducts strings and singers
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Update 4
Posted by Elinor Bugli
5 months ago
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Sue says your comments and support mean as much to her as the dollars. She is so grateful for all the warm messages.
Here are some of her advanced students in 2014.
Some advanced students, two years ago!
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Lisa Mcleod
5 months ago

My friends and I are praying for you. I'm so sorry you're hurting.

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Mimi Bertrand
5 months ago

having a couple different neuro diseases i sure understand how quickly this can wipe one out! i have to sell my place because of medical bills.she is blessed to have you ellie!

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$13,694 of $15k goal

Raised by 101 people in 5 months
Created October 4, 2016
EB
Elinor Bugli  
on behalf of Susan Jesch
OD
$40
Offline Donation
25 days ago(Offline Donation)
WF
$179
World Dance Open Floor
1 month ago(Offline Donation)

Starr Nixdorf

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
CN
$100
Cindy Neel
2 months ago

Sue is my daughter's violin teacher. Rachel loves her.

$200
Anonymous
2 months ago
WS
$50
Walt Smith
2 months ago
OD
$25
Offline Donation
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
YA
$50
Yumiko Anthenien
2 months ago

Steve & Yumi Anthenien

$28
Anonymous
2 months ago
OD
$20
Offline Donation
2 months ago(Offline Donation)

Former student

Lisa Mcleod
5 months ago

My friends and I are praying for you. I'm so sorry you're hurting.

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Mimi Bertrand
5 months ago

having a couple different neuro diseases i sure understand how quickly this can wipe one out! i have to sell my place because of medical bills.she is blessed to have you ellie!

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