Carolyn Bush : In Our Hearts

$8,231 of $10k goal

Raised by 230 people in 7 months
Masha Mitkov
on behalf of Rachel Valinsky
 RIDGEWOOD, NY
On Wednsday, September 28th, 2016, our dear friend and poet, Carolyn Bush, was stabbed to death by her roommate in her own apartment in Ridgewood, NY. She was studying at the New School towards a degree in Literary Theory, and had a wide range of interests from esoteric philosophy to mystic rituals.
Carolyn co-founded of the non-profit library and writing space Wendy's Subway . It is a collaborative space that holds readings, research, screenings, discussions, writing workshops and free courses.
She was 25 years old when her life ended so suddenly. She told me about how great of a roommate she had, how well they got along, and that it was seemingly an ideal housing situation. 
It is very hard for me to process and write about this right now. I used to live with Carolyn in Red Hook, NY, and was deeply affected by her presence. She was one of those friends that each time I would see her, it was as if no time had passed, and we could pick up at any conversation as we pleased. Coco, you are missed by a sea of anguished people.
This campaign was initially started with the intent that the money would go to her family to offset the unexpected costs of such a tragedy.  Her family has decided that the best way to honor her would be to contribute the bulk of the money this fund raises to Wendy's Subway, to continue the legacy she started.
The 'goal' is just a random number, but any support, moral or monetary, would help. 
Feel free to contribute anything, or offer any suggestions on this story, or simply continue the conversation.
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Update 3
Posted by Masha Mitkov
6 months ago
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Wow. this is insane that the random number goal of 7239 I initially set was met in a week from contributions of 212 people! I've never done anything like this before, and this is proof of the power people can have when they come together. I might raise the goal, in effort to raise as much as possible for Wendy's Subway, knowing that the committee of intelligent individuals will use the money to better their community. Yet I also see that many funds on this site keep accepting donations after they have surpassed their goal. In any case, a big heartfelt Thanks to all that have contributed and to anyone else who might want to in the future.
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Update 2
Posted by Masha Mitkov
6 months ago
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THANK YOU everyone for such an overwhelming amount of support! Almost every hour there is someone contributing, which is amazing. This has turned into a bigger thing than I ever could have expected, and can only hope that this will let her legacy live on.
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Update 1
Posted by Masha Mitkov
6 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your support so far. For those in New York vicinity, Wendy's Subway will be holding a vigil at 5pm on Sunday, October 2nd to celebrate her life. It will be at 379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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$8,231 of $10k goal

Raised by 230 people in 7 months
Created September 30, 2016
Masha Mitkov  
on behalf of Rachel Valinsky
CP
$25
Camilla Padgitt-Coles
6 months ago
SV
$50
Sarah Valinsky
6 months ago
AG
$42
Anna Gurton-Wachter
6 months ago
AF
$25
Ariel Friedman
6 months ago
EB
$25
Erica Baum
6 months ago
FC
$150
Francesca Capone
6 months ago

Sending love to Carolyn wherever she may be.

AN
$75
Alexis Novak
6 months ago
LM
$50
Lori Marden
6 months ago

Sweet Carrie, we will always remember you.

JW
$100
Julie Welch-Slingerman
6 months ago
DK
$50
Darren Kipnis
6 months ago
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