Suzi's Medical Fund

I live in a historic watertower in Mendocino,

where I have my studio and small art gallery.  After climbing to the top on the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for the Christmas Holidays, I carefully climbed down, and as I stepped from the roof of the yellow building, my studio/kitchen/living space, to the balcony floor,

my left foot slipped out in front of me, and my right foot got caught in the water pipes badly breaking my ankle. 
I have to wear a boot for 8 weeks.  I’m a Plein air painter, so going out to paint will be impossible.  I cannot stand unaided for more than a few seconds now, but I know that will improve over time.  This also eliminates my studio painting where I stood at the easel to make my pastels when not painting on location!

The problem is that I cannot go home because of the awkward configuration of steps in/out of bathroom, and no rails around tub/shower.  This situation is too unsafe.  I can’t get down old metal spiral steps to work gallery

And sell my art to augment my social security and AARP that are just not going to cover the 5 night hospital stay, and ambulance ride 70 miles from Mendocino to Willits! 

I'm staying with a busy friend who struggles to cover her expenses monthly, and I need to give her much of what I receive thru this donation fund to ease her stress of having me here, especially over Christmas.  

I’m distraught I can’t shop or make gifts for my friends for Christmas, but I can give back.  I have many pen and watercolor drawings of my Watertower that I have made over the past 12 years, and for each $50 gift, I will send you one.  

Id love to sublet my gallery if someone wants to set up shop for a few months in Mendocino.
Or you could look at my website and purchase a painting ( or buy art at the Artist Co-op just across the street, or hire me to paint you a mural in six months when I’m better! 

I need to pay rent, car payment, small business loan, and credit card charges, mostly business related. Please share this GoFundMe with your caring, empathetic friends!  I can survive with your help.  Thank you from my heart❤️.
  • Sara Kahn 
    • $45 
    • 44 mos
  • Camille Parsons 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Conni Mainne 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Chris Christenson 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Gretchen Imlay 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Suzi Marquess Long 
Mendocino, CA
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