CARE NEEDED GOSPEL MUSIC TEACHER EPILEPSY/DEMENTIA


URGENT CARE NEEDED: Genius Music Teacher, Devoted Evangelist Who Lost Husband to Cancer, Suffers Epilepsy and Dementia. 

Donations get FREE original worship music
 
Suzie has been a worship musician devoting her life to her faith and has composed songs in line with her avid convictions. She has been a music teacher for more than 45 years and blessed hundreds of children with skills in piano or guitar playing, music theory and singing. In the 1990’s Suzie led her family and friends in an Evangelical movement, and more recently she has lead many prayer and Bible study groups in her community, and also appeared on local radio stations.
 
Her special talent for teaching and as a musician/composer has touched and inspired many hearts over the years. Her attention was always focused on her family, students and the Word of God. Suzie’s husband took care of all music school admin and insurance for 40 years. Sadly her husband passed away from cancer in 2013, which left Suzie running her music school on her own, including admin and correspondence. Since his passing, Suzie’s life lines have been her family, her Bible study, prayer, and her music students.
 
The recent sudden onset of epilepsy and signs of dementia has come as a huge shock to her family and has forced Suzie’s lifestyle to change dramatically. The cause of her condition is unknown, but doctors have noted that the early onset of her condition is likely to be linked to hereditary factors. She has become dependent on night time health care, and within a very short time, she is now unfortunately only able to teach a few music lessons, only 10% of her original clientele.
 
During the last few months she experienced several nightly seizures, where she also sadly fell and injured herself.
 
She needs caregivers who can monitor her on a full time basis and aid with daily tasks. The caregivers (who have to relieve each other in shifts) also have to make sure she doesn’t have a seizure through the night, so they have to be on stand-by 24 hours a day
 
Her two daughters cannot carry all the costs alone and are reaching out to the church community or anyone who feels moved by her story, who could possibly contribute to this passionate believer’s circumstances. 
 
Her daughters have come up with a plan of action to show gratitude to all the donations contributed. They are collecting Suzie’s gospel and worship music, and as they are both musicians, they will record her songs and release it free of charge to those who donate. They are in the process of creating a full album of original gospel and worship music on behalf of Suzie Strauss. The two daughters also have songs of their own which will be added as a token of appreciation. Here is the first free download  of a song recorded by one of her daughters, Liz Strauss, of Alicia Keys: If I Ain't Got You. 

Below is a raw version of a song by Suzie Strauss that is part of the album in progress:



Before Suzie’s husband passed away he wrote a novel, Operation Zero, available on Amazon. The novel is a fact/fiction international thriller about the elephant tusk criminal trading ring that plays off from Boston to Africa and involving high ranking officers and politicians. All sales of this book will go to the Suzie Care campaign. If you'd like to help with the cause and enjoy a great, action-packed read, download  the book here: Operation Zero The Facebook page of the book is OperationZeroBook 
 
WE ARE NOW SEEKING DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO FUND SUZIE'S CARE. The daughters will use 100% of the donated funds towards her care, hopefully finding a suitable living facility, urgently, where she is stimulated and assisted with daily tasks, surrounded by other people and caretakers. 
 
We thank you and hope the songs will be as priceless to you as Suzie and her musical talents have been to the worship community. 
 
Sincerely,
 
The Strauss family and friends

Donations


  • Gustav Andor 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos

Organizer 


Lizl Strauss 
Organizer
St Thomas, VI
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