A few years in the past J Graham was identified with stage 2 breast most cancers. She underwent chemo and radiation therapy. The good of us at Day by day Kos helped her out, however there have been issues with the house the place she and her daughter reside, comparable to a leaky roof which induced severe mould and has made it a dangerously unhealthy place for her and her daughter to reside.
Just lately she has been sleeping in a a tent exterior so she will be able to breathe freely, however the out of doors tent house has not labored out properly so she is now sleeping in a tent on her house balcony.
Final November she was identified with metastatic breast most cancers. To ensure that her physique to tolerate the most cancers medicines she must discover a wholesome residing place. That has turned out to be very troublesome, and he or she wants our assist.
Please assist us flip J Graham’s life round, and quick! She lives in California the place lease is insane! It will be nice if we are able to increase about $14,000 for her. That will cowl issues like: first and final months lease plus safety deposit, some medical bills, utility payments, and shifting prices.
Every of us is aware of folks whose presence on Day by day Kos helps make this a spot we get pleasure from visiting. For me, a type of folks is J Graham.
One in every of her diaries which I vastly loved is that this one from Might of final yr: Polyphony Brings Israeli Arab and Jewish young people together with music. It is a story about an inspiring effort to convey folks collectively — an effort I might be unaware of it it weren’t for J Graham sharing it. Right here’s a short excerpt of what she wrote:
With the entire strife at present occurring, I needed to let you already know that there’s nonetheless gentle on this a part of the world.
“Music is the universal language,” because the saying goes, and Nazareth violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar started placing this into follow in Israel 10 years in the past when he co-founded Polyphony, a neighborhood of musicians, educators, mother and father, and college students dedicated to bringing classical music to underserved college students. Additionally they introduce Arabic and Jewish music to college students of each cultures, and supply quite a lot of applications for elementary faculty college students and up.
The Israeli faculty system is generally segregated between Arab and Jewish college students however Polyphony needs to alter that…
Music is an important a part of J Graham’s life:
I’ve performed music nearly my whole life. As a toddler, I performed clarinet, oboe, and recorder. Later, I started specializing in recorder and different early devices.
As a principally non-professional musician, I’ve carried out as a recorder participant and singer in neighborhood orchestras and personal teams for a few years.
I’m at present performing just about in a neighborhood ensemble and educating recorder privately to at least one pupil. I hope to construct up a small enterprise educating recorder.
Apart from music, I even have an curiosity in counseling, and have been taking programs towards a counseling certificates with the assistance of a California academic grant. I’ve accomplished two programs this final educational yr and hope to finish the certificates in one other yr and a half.
J Graham loves music — loves performing it, loves serving to others find out about music and the best way to carry out it properly. However her medical state of affairs and housing state of affairs have been making that involvement with music more and more troublesome. It may be an ongoing wrestle within the months forward to regain a residing state of affairs by which she’s ready to try this, and it is a wrestle I hope we can assist her with.
Please get pleasure from this recorder music from the ensemble Seldom Sene:
This will probably be an ongoing effort to boost the cash which J Graham wants. Any make it easier to can provide will probably be vastly appreciated!