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Single mom of 2 loses ALL in Apartment Fire

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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 -
 
  2月2日の朝10時50分過ぎに、東京で壊滅的なアパート火災が発生し、アレクサンドリア・ローズ アレン(シングルマザー)と彼女の2人の息子がホームレスになってしまったことは大きな悲しみです。彼女と彼女の子供達が更に被害を受けることなく生き残ったことは、すべての感謝の意を表します。火は彼らのアパートを通り抜け、彼女がプロの音楽演奏家として彼女の仕事で使用した家宝チェロを含み、その他大切な所有物を全て日に飲み込まれました。彼女は5年生の時からクラシック音楽の勉強とチェロを弾いてきました、彼女は芸術に対する考えや気持ちは強く、そして深い情熱を持っています。これからは彼女と彼女の子供たちの生活をしっかりと整え、新たな基盤を作ってから新しい居住先を見つけて再スタートしたいと思ってます。Alexandria、Kazuki、Takumiは、あなたの愛と支援に感謝します。
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Right now we are waiting on the rest of the finalizing of the business with the apartment (reports to fire department, real estate company, and insurance). Next week we will be getting our US passports .
I think it is best for my children and I to leave Japan and start fresh back home. I am planning on returning to university to pursue a music-related career to better our futures.
I am fortunate to have a cello on loan from a friend to be able to get a jump start on preparation for making an audition video.

As always, we thank you for your support. We have a long ways to go.
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Hi all,
It has been two weeks today since my daughter and grandsons lost everything when their apartment burned. They have been staying with a friend outside of Tokyo. Ali is struggling everyday to create some sense of normalacy for her children, but it is very hard to do under the circumstances. Kazuki and Takumi are doing well despite the trauma that they so recently experienced. We all thank you for your continued support and prayers.
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Hello!
We are somehow adjusting to our inbetween life out there in Tochigi. The kids seem happy to be around other kids. It takes a lot of time and effort yet, but I hope our life will come back together soon. Thank you so much for your continued support!
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Just to let you all know we are staying in a friends house . A bit far from Tokyo but they are really warm and friendly, which is definitely what we need right now. I have been fortunate to receive this cello on loan from another friend which is helping aid the healing process and get me on the right track to our future goals. I truly believe music saves lives thank you all for your continued love and support !!!
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