The video above is the sound of Ali’s playing the cello that was destroyed in the fire.
Message from Tara and Peter Allen, Alexandria (Ali)’s parents and Takumi and Kazuki’s grandparents.
It is with great sorrow that a devastating apartment fire in Tokyo has left Alexandria Rose , a single mother and her two son's homeless. It is with all gratitude that she and her children survived without further harm. The fire swept through their apartment on February 2nd 2019. Destroying all of their possessions, including a heirloom cello that she used in her work as a professional musical performer . She has been studying classical music and playing the cello since she was in fifth grade, she has a deep and profound passion for the art. They have lost all of their clothes, shoes, toys, computer, tv, appliances. Two cellos and a guitar were also completely destroyed. Nothing was salvageable.
Alexandria, Kazuki and Takumi thank you for your love and support.Goal for this campaign:
-to be able to contract an apartment
-purchase new household items; furniture and appliances.
-replace necessities such as clothes and shoes for mother and children.
-to have money for hotel and food while in homeless (currently)
-to replace some of the kids beloved toys and books.
-to hopefully find a new cello,bow, and case for Ali to be able to continue her cello playing and performing.
Message from Ali:
My sons and I lost everything in a freak fire accident that started from a small and innocent seeming candle. Thank god we all got away without injuries. The exchange for our lives, however good, is still nothing short of devastating. I am more than grateful for all your help. We need every support we can get to start our lives again, including finding a new home, and replacing all items such as furniture and appliances needed for daily life. Of course clothes and food is also necessary. I am still very much in shock but trying to keep my head high. There is hope yet. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
- Japanese 日本語 -