Many of you may be aware of the extraordinary situation surrounding our beloved founding member of the Lyre Association of North America, Channa Seidenberg. Please read the following letter written by former LANA Board member Cate Decker on behalf of Channa Seidenberg.
Whatever you can offer in terms of spiritual or financial support or both would be deeply appreciated at this challenging time for Channa.
Dear Friends of Channa,
As many of you know, our dear Channa Seidenberg has suffered a serious fracture of her femur while traveling in China. Because her condition doesn’t allow for further travel at this time, Channa is scheduled to have major surgery in Shijiazhuang this week and will recover there for at least two weeks before flying home. Her sons Julian and Dré are both with her.
The main focus right now is on Channa’s well-being and securing the best care possible for her. Also of concern for the family are the rapidly mounting medical expenses. There are complications regarding the insurance, and since she is overseas, it is not at all clear that these costs will be covered. In addition, there is a substantial price tag attached to the special accommodations needed when Channa is ready to return home.
At this time, we are turning to you with a request for financial assistance. Whatever you can offer will help defray some of the immediate costs. We are deeply grateful for your donations as well as your heart-felt prayers.
Channa has given so much to all of us over the years, with the lyre and singing, through her laughter, and her generosity as a thoughtful friend, therapist, and colleague.
It is our goal to help support Channa through this medical crisis so she can concentrate on healing and recovery.
With love and appreciation,
Cate Decker, on behalf of Channa Seidenberg