My extraordinary and beautiful sister, Diana Rosalind Trimble, (stage name Diana Rosa), creative force of nature, accomplished intellect and wit, is a world class vocalist, songwriter, recording artist, poet, published author, and stage performer. Her scholarly achievements have been recognised; she was the recipient of the 2003 William James Award, was the keynote speaker at an International conference on Globalization and Spirituality in Kannur, India (2006), she was the second cover of famed cult alternative culture magazine MONDO 2000 who dubbed her 'Grammar Queen', starred in the Individuals of Style Gap ad photographed by Annie Leibovitz, was featured in a sports shoe commercial shot by David Bailey and has worked with various prestigious theatre companies, music collectives & luminaries in the music industry, such as Bobby McFerrin and Robin Guthrie (see website below for more details) - while on the writing side, she is a prolific poet and essayist. She has composed hundreds of original songs & limericks, plays instruments, has a style all her own with a radiant smile and livens up any humorous exchange or philosophical debate. There is still much more I could say about her achievements, such as her ability to sing in many styles, her work ethic, which is tremendous, the beautiful concerts that she performed in as a solo artist and within an ensemble in Europe and the US.
From early on, Diana showed all the signs of genius which has continued to blossom and express through her multi-faceted mental capacities, conversation and creative works up until present day. Diana is also kind, generous of heart and a loyal friend who is known for inspiring and encouraging creative expression in others. Sensitive and empathic with a desire to do good in this world, music is at the heart of her life; naturally gifted, she never stops developing and working on her craft. Over the years, she has also guided and inspired many in their music and creative expression. All her life, she has been a powerful, energetic person full of projects with a wide circle of friends.
On or around, 24th January, 2019, Diana was suddenly taken ill and rushed by ambulance to hospital in California, where she was visiting friends. She was in intensive care for 4 days with pneumonia, a urinary tract infection, rabdo, inflammed colon and sepsis. She must have been ill for some time leading up to this to have come down with so many serious conditions at the same time. It was a very tense, emotional and tenuous situation from one day to the next. Heavy courses of antibiotics were administered, fluids and around the clock monitoring. Diana was confused as to what was going on, what had happened to here and what was going to happen and there was very little continuity in terms of the team. It kept changing. Thankfully, one by one, the infections were cleared but still the reason for the distended colon was a mystery. At last, 7 weeks later, after numerous tests and scans, it was summerized that she had some kind of gastrointestinal condition or disease underlying the health crisis likely to be Crohns (this has since been confirmed). As well, to add to the upset, it has been revealed that she has drop foot which may need surgery.
As a result of this crisis, Diana has understandably not been able to work and also lost her car to the impound and with that her laptop, her place to live and most importantly, her health has been impacted immensely on many levels.
UPDATE 30th June 2019
It's Diana's Birthday today! Let her know you you're thinking of her! Thank you!
UPDATE - 27th May, 2019
Diana had surgery on 23rd and was discharged from hospital on the 26th, but went back in on the 27th. They had discharged her too soon. Hopefully, they will figure out what is going on. More details on this in the
update tab. Please send Diana light, love and prayer that they diagnose and understand the cause correctly and take the right actions, time and due diligence to moniter Diana and assure her stability. There will be another update as soon as we have more information.
UPDATE - 26th May, 2019
Diana's surgery Thursday evening went smoothly and was successful! Hooray!! She is being cared for at the hospital in NOLA until such time as they deem she is stable enough to be discharged. I spoke to Diana last night and said she feels sore, tired and at the same time very relieved and grateful that this necessary operation has been done and by such a reputable hospital.
We are looking forward with optimism to the next phase of recovery! Once she is strong and things are stable, the next thing to be addressed is her foot. Referrals are in process with orthopeadic specialists. The situation is very concerning but for now, the most important thing is to rest and recover and take each step at a time whilst being proactive. It takes a lot of persistence to get the appointments and referrals. I have also looked into where she could have her foot operated on in the UK and have found the best place. The decision is hers.
UPDATE - 22nd May, 2019
Diana went back to ER on Monday and is soon to have surgery. A message has been sent to all contributors alerting you of the date.
Please send Diana your love and positive energy, also all those caring for her. More donations are greatly needed to support her during her recovery from this surgery. Please contribute as you can and send this link directly to those you think could help along with a message.
Wall posts to Facebook are well meaning and spread awareness but don't bring in much contribution compared to direct messagea sent via messenger or email to selected recipients along with a personal appeal. This is the best, most effective way to reach out. Thank you in advance for your continued support, energy, love. Thank you to any of you who have contacted friends to help. It's time for everyone who cares about Diana to act as ambassador and take a few minutes to reach out to up to a dozen friends with this campaign. I need your help with this and more importantly, Diana needs your help.
20th April, 2019 - UPDATE
The past 3 months has been a rollercoaster. Diana has been in and out of emergency room 4 times since her initial discharge with flare ups and other complications.
Thanks to the donations made to this fund Diana has been able to stay afloat with accommodation as she needed to stay on to attend medical appointments and was also not in a stable enough state to get back home. Diana was again in hospital, this time for 5 days and was discharged two days ago. With the donations, she was able to buy a plane ticket back home where she will at last be able to have continuity of care. She is again on a liquid diet and various medications. It is essential that she have the stability of abode again in order for her health management to proceed smoothly. It has been incredibly difficult being in another state and having to rent various short term accommodations whilst struggling to stay well. This experience has been deeply traumatic and it will take months to recover from in all areas, in addition to physically, she will need therapeutic help mentally and emotionally. Her focus has to be on her health on staying well. Her freelance business in writing, research and private investigation will have to go on the back burner and will take time to rebuild, while the physical work of house decorating won't be possible at all for some time.
HOLISTIC HEALTH PATH
Diana has medical insurance, which is not the most comprehensive or privaledged insurance. There is much that it does not afford, such as holistic remedies and she is also going to need healthy organic foods to bring her back to health, something the hospital simply does not provide. Natural and holistic therapies and approaches will be essential. Her insurance does not cover all of this nor her support, thus why this fund is so crucial.
If you would like to make a donation towards Diana's health and survival needs to recover and as she recovers in body, mind, emotions please do whatever you can through this page. Every bit helps and donators are also invited to listen to Diana's catalogue of music and download tracks from: http://unownedartist.bandcamp.com/
I am also in dialogue with some music industry people about future projects for Diana. As some of you may know, her voice and originality of music is somewhat legendary in an underground way, with the likes of Bobby Mc Ferin, Robin Guthrie working with her and being lead vocalist in two exceptional and renowned music and experimental theatre companies, touring Europe and the States.
The donation funds will be released from Gofundme into my account in the UK where I live, then transferred to Diana's UK bank account (we are both with Barclays) from which she can withdraw in the USA using her debit card.
It is not easy to reach out and share this very upsetting situation on a social network. As a family, we are very private about our difficulties and try to work things out on our own, but this is more than we can manage and afford on our own. I've never done anything like this before and my sister can't and would not reach out for herself. She is fiercely independent and doesn't like to ask for help. This is part of why she got into such a state of being unwell. She was overstretching herself and not taking good enough care of herself.
Being so vulnerable and dependant upon doctors and nurses confined to a bed, barely able to walk, has been incredibly hard for someone so active, vibrant and productive.
As we all know, anyone can fall into ill health for a multitude of reasons and getting healthy again can be quite a lengthy and expensive process. I have seen others use this social funding and succeed in their goals, so I hope it will work in my goal to support my sister regaining her health. Right now, she is hanging on in a sort of limbo state, until there is room in one of the higher care hospitals that has been approached to take over her care.
With a collective effort of people caring and helping, Diana's recovery can and will be ensured for the best outcome! Let's see her enjoyng her life again, sharing her many gifts with the world and shining in her unforgettable way of being!
THANK YOU! for taking the time to read and to care. There will be periodic updates to donors as to Diana's status and what your contributions have provided and facillitated.
Again, you are also invited to go to Diana Trimble/Diana Rosa's catalogue of recorded music from the mid 80's to now Unowned Artist
For a taste of what Diana was working on in New Orleans before this happened, check out: Happy Birds of Blueness
Suzanne Bella Rosa Land - aka Suzanne Trimble, Diana's Sister