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fundraiser for michaelangelo wescott & gypsy apple

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COVID-19 has hit the restaurant industry particularly hard shuttering long standing businesses with no clear future. In the midst of reopening the beloved Gypsy Apple Bistro in Shelburne Falls, MA this summer, Chef and owner Michaelangelo Wescott was debilitated with both Lymes and a rare tick borne parasite resulting in a diagnosis of Babesiosis. Being a cancer survivor, a lack of spleen exponentially increased the severity of his condition. This resulted in a two week hospitalization at Mass General and an indefinite closure of Gypsy Apple Bistro while recovery continues. 

To help cover the cost of medical bills as well as the lost revenue from closure, we are asking the community to help in contributing to meet a goal of $10,000. This amount is half of the estimated loss and unexpected costs.

We are grateful for any level of contribution that can be made. 

More about Michaelangelo:
Brooklyn born chef and sommelier Michaelangelo Wescott started his career at the iconic Green Street Cafe in Northampton, MA. There he learned the art of seasonal and provincial style cooking. For the past 15 years he has built his reputation for fine modern French cooking and his uniquely inspired cuisine at Gypsy Apple Bistro has been a predominant feature of Western Massachusetts for locals and visitors.


  • Laurence Beede
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Elaine and Rich Pierce
    • $300 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jane Dunning
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Rita Bedard
    • $300 
    • 3 yrs
  • elizabeth gillen
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Katherine Adler
Greenfield, MA
Michael Wescott

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