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Annie / Vanniety Kills Recovery Fund

$15,404 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 204 people in 8 months
Created December 6, 2018
Team Annie
on behalf of Annie Nguyen
35150104_1544129884520489_r.jpeg35150104_1544129927799780_r.jpeg35150104_1544128433902392_r.jpegMama, Vanniety Kills, a sister, a dear friend, a daughter, a caretaker, a community creator, a doctor, Ladies of the Underground, OverEasy, Cadence, Deep Sugar,  The House that U Built… or just as “Annie”… however you've come to know her, she has brought light to your life in some way.  And she has fought hard to be able to do that.  As most of you know, Annie suffered a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) several years ago and her road to recovery has been filled with challenges, trial and error, setbacks, and over the last year – finally – some success.  Annie gained momentum at work caring for patients at Walter Reed, DJing again, and organizing the various community events she’s pioneered, events which have brought together thousands of music lovers looking for safe spaces to dance, feel free, and celebrate life. In October, shortly after DJing one such event, she suffered another TBI. 

This most recent injury has set her back with TBI symptoms and struggles worse than her first. Just as her recovery finally began to build momentum, now she is no longer able to work, cannot leave the house except for doctor visits, treatments, short, accompanied walks, and has to undergo exhausting, extensive rehabilitation. As a dance and music lover she's unable to listen to music like she used to, or do anything too physically or mentally stimulating, and it’s uncertain how long it will take her to regain all the ground she’s lost.  Annie suffered this setback while sharing her gifts and her light with her community – while giving others a space to feel safe and empowered.  Now, it’s time for her community to show her how much we love, appreciate and believe in her by making her feel safe and empowered in return.  Any amount you can donate will go directly to Annie to help offset her medical and living expenses while she is unable to work – medical bills, therapy costs, groceries, transportation, medications.  Let’s help Annie stay focused on recovery while we take care of the rest.

If you’re unable to donate at this time, please consider sharing this fundraiser with your networks.  Annie’s selflessness has reached thousands of people through music, events, friendships and family, and the collective effect we can have through awareness, donations or just words of encouragement will have a profound impact on her recovery.  

Please note, if you would like to bypass the donating fees or if you would prefer to directly send a grocery/food delivery, please send us an email at TeamAnnie007@gmail.com and we will either send you her PayPal/Venmo account &/or help facilitate the grocery/food delivery. 

Thank you so much for your time, love & prayers
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Hi, everyone!
Team Annie wants to send out a big thank you to everyone for your continued support of our dear Annie.

Brian Montague created these awesome images and shares the note below.

Love and thanks to everyone!
Team Annie
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Finally finished! "Earmuffs"
This is the 2nd series of the "Earmuffs" image I have created using Nina Mo Charity's original photo of Annie Winn , friend and local DJ extraordinaire. Proceeds go to her gofundme fund as well as future projects in her honor.
Thanks for your support!

4"x18" mixed media pieces
3 original earmuff pieces mounted on cardboard
$75 each - DM with questions or inquiries
Ltd edition of 9
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Annie's 44th birthday is tomorrow, May 29th! To lift her spirits, #TeamAnnie would love to give her GoFundMe a #FlirtyFour birthday boost. Can you drop Mama a birthday note and a $44 donation? If $44 isn’t in your budget, no worries--a donation of any amount or just your well wishes will have her feeling the love. ❤️
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Hi Everyone! Annie wanted us to share this "thank you" video message with you all--for your generosity, love, and support at the fundraising event and through this fundraising site. She continues to feel your collective love; this video says it all. <3
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Hi Everyone! Annie wanted us to share with you that she is incredibly grateful for all of your support--she is feeling your collective love!

We also wanted to share with you some details on an upcoming fundraiser for our lovely Annie at Eighteenth Street Lounge on March 3rd!! Tickets at: https://residentadvisor.net/events/1220070 - see details below...

Did you know MARCH is BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH??

We are hosting a SPECIAL TRIBUTE to our Mama aka Annie Nguyen aka Vanniety Kills and to all of you that care so much about her!!!

As you may know, our beloved Annie (Vanniety Kills) has been seriously suffering due to a recent TBI (traumatic brain injury) in October and we are on a mission to make her recovery as focused as possible. By alleviating her medical expenses, we can allow her to exclusively focus on her healing. We hope this Fundraiser will significantly help in this mission.

Soooo ...we've decided to organize a HUGE fundraiser party with incredible music and vibe … a community coming together for her. Nothing less for our dear Annie.

You may know Annie through the incredible parties she’s organized over the years, including, although not limited to, The House That U Built, Cadence, and OverEasy Tea Dance. We are honoring these special parties and bringing you a taste of that spirit at DC institution Eighteenth Street Lounge showcasing 3 dance areas and your favorite DJs ....

We are beyond EXCITED to share with you the talent of:

CADENCE (Living Room) 4-8:30pm
- Brothers Brau
- Ken Lazee x Slant
- Kinetiks MC
- Moody Moore x Jungle Jessi
- Rubble & Ranks

OVEREASY TEA DANCE (Patio) 4-8:30pm
- Jacq Jill
- Keenan Orr
- Tezrah
- Tommy Cornelis

THE HOUSE THAT U BUILT (Gold Room) 4-10:30pm
- Louis Kha [ Autograf / Mama's Baby Brother]
>> DJing a special Vanniety Kills-inspired set
- Jett Chandon x DJ Nav
- Lisa Moody
- djmeegs x Raha
- The Jones Boys ( Sparks & Rich)
- Wayne Davis

**$20 TICKETS: https://residentadvisor.net/events/1220070
Ticket to the event + 1 Free Raffle Ticket = $20 until 3/2
$20 at the door

Raffle tickets $5/each or 5 for $20 - pick up raffle ticket orders at the event & label with your name & email so we can contact you to claim your prize!

There will also be a RAFFLE with INCREDIBLE PRIZES announced by host/emcee Debra Alfarone!!!! You can purchase your raffle tickets: 1) in advance online when your purchase you event ticket OR 2) in person at the event :)

Incredible RAFFLE PRIZES include:

- 2 GA Tickets w VIP wristbands to MASSIVE ATTACK at The Anthem
- Hotel Stay & Wellness Package at Eaton Workshop HOTEL $495 value
- Hotel Stay & Breakfast in Bed at The LINE Hotel DC
- 1 Month FREE Membership to VIDA FITNESS
- 1 Hour Session with a Health Coach/Personal Trainer from Santé To You (2)
- 1 Hour Audio & Video Podcast Session with HEARTCAST MEDIA
- DC Brau Brewing Company Swag Bag
- Hemp Kettle Tea Company Tea Kit
- Guestlist to DEEP SUGAR Baltimore & DC

Fabulous SALON SERVICES from:
- Frankie Sanderson of TheStudeo, DC
- Tyler Lee Larish of THE SHOP AT SHAW, DC
- Sierra Ocampo of THE SHOP AT SHAW, DC
- The Elders of Soul Love Salon, Baltimore

Awesome GIFT CERTIFICATES to:
- El Techo $150
- Prather's on the Alley $100
- Hank's Oyster Bar $100
- Himitsu $100
- The Liberty Tavern $50
- Lyon Hall $50
- Bump 'n Grind $50
- Rito Loco $50
- Northside Social
- Ten Tigers Parlour
- Liberty Barbecue
- Zeba Bar

Beautiful ORIGINAL ARTWORKS from:
- Carlos B Lopez ( Symmetrical)
- Jeremy Arn
- Nicole Clark

….AND MORE EXCITING PRIZES!!!!!

***Annie will not be attending this event due to the nature of her injury. She suffered this setback while sharing her gifts and her light with her community – while giving others a space to feel safe and empowered. Now, it’s time for her community to show her how much we love, appreciate and believe in her by making her feel safe and empowered in return.

If you are unable to attend the event but still would like to donate, here is a link to her GoFundMe where you can also learn more about Annie and her condition:
https://gofundme.com/annie-vanniety-kills-recovery-fund

We thank you for your kindness and generosity and we can't wait to dance with you and share our love for our DEAR MAMA!

#changeyourmind #braininjuryawarenessmonth #dearmama #teamannie #vannietykills #TBIawareness #healmama #tbi
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Raised by 204 people in 8 months
Created December 6, 2018
Team Annie
on behalf of Annie Nguyen
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