Go Fund No Fun Angie

Update: January 14th, 2021

It is with great sadness, that I have to share this update today. As you may have heard, on January 8th, we lost our dear friend after a hard fought battle with cancer. Angie to her friends, Cassandra to her family, passed away peacefully at home in her husband Steven's arms.

In March of this year, shortly after the world was put on lockdown due to COVID-19, we received news that Angie's cancer had returned. Angie fought her hardest. For the second time Angie braved chemotherapy and radiation. When it became clear that wasn't working, Angie was moved to immunotherapy treatments. Unfortunately, that also was not successful and Angie spent the last two months at home with hospice care.

As you all know, battling an illness comes not only with physical and emotional pain but ongoing financial burdens.

We chose to re-activate this campaign so that we can raise money to cover Angie's medical debt, and to provide some financial comfort for her husband Steve, so that he can grieve this incomprehensible loss without having to stress over rent and utilities. Like many of us, Steve lost his job in March due to Covid-19 and has been unable to work, and has spent 24/7 since taking care of his beloved Angie.

I write this on behalf of Steve.

Thank-you so much for the overwhelming support and love, and thank-you for your contributions to this campaign.

-Andréa*
 

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Go Fund No Fun Angie
In November, my wife, Angie Jakusz was diagnosed with cancer.  She is about to start treatment in early January and will have to take time off work to do so and our insurance does not cover all the costs.  The amount of debt we occured in the diagnostic process alone has been overwhelming. We've found ourselves in over $30,000 of debt and this is only the beginning. A Little Bit About Angie
Born on March 27, 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Angie Jakusz attended Mukwonago High School. She then spent time in San Francisco and New York before moving permanently to New Orleans. 

You might recognise Angie.  She's been your bartender at all of your favorite New Orleans establishments.  Currently, Angie is the general manager of the St. Lawrence on N. Peters St in the French Quarter. Not in New Orleans? Maybe you recognise her because Angie was a contestant on SURVIVOR Season 10! (http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/20661/)

Angie is an amazing, creative, fearless and all around bad ass woman.  She's a painter, designer, seamstress and baker.  She'll make you a custom corset, costume or cake! Angie was also a founding member of the New Orleans Noisician Coalition!

About Angie's Illness
Angie has a rare form of squamous cell colorectal cancer.  With a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, this form of cancer has a 80% success rate amongs patients.  While her treatment will be exhuasting and taxing on her body, Angie is a healthy and strong 37 year old woman and we expect her to make a full recovery! 

Where will the money go?
It took three months to diagnose Angie's illness.  During that time she was without insurance.  With all the tests, scans, days off work, and medication her medical expenses piled up quickly.  We are looking to raise $30,000 to cover these costs.  All of the money raised will go directly towards the bills Angie incured during her diagnosis.  

Lucky for us, Angie was able to qualify for insurance recently and we will have assistance for the rest of her treatment and recovery.  Unfortunately the insurance does not back date the last three months of expenses, and in itself is also very expensive.  

All of the money collected through this campaign and any of our other fundraisers will go directly to cover Angie's medical bills. 

In New Orleans And Wanna Help?
On Sunday January 14th, we will be hosting a benefit for Angie at d.b.a. New Orleans! All proceeds from the event will go directly to Angie's medical expenses as well. 
 
3-9pm
$20 cover includes food by Piece of Meat Butcher & Red's Jambalaya
Live Music featuring Morning 40 Federation, Happy Talk, Helen Gillet, Greg Schatz and Guests
Chris Lane as MC
Kid Friendly
Silent Auction (Thanks to all the local businesses that donated!)
50/50

Come on by for a great afternoon of fun for a great cause!  


*I, Andréa Glass, met Steve and Angie 8 years ago when I moved to New Orleans. They have both been dear and loving friends and have always been there for me. I am organizing this fundraiser in memory of Angie, and on behalf of my dear friend Steve.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Andréa Katherine Glass 
Organizer
New Orleans, LA
Steven Calandra 
Beneficiary
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