THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE A CONTRIBUTION.
Leaving an enormous hole in our hearts and in our lives, our friend Claire left us on the evening of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:35pm. She was surrounded by members of the Claire Care team and transitioned peacefully from this adventure to her next. A Celebration of Life was held on August 10, 2013 at Joseph Sims Elementary.
Donations to this fund continued to help with medical and end of life expenses, as well as expenses related to the memorial. Claire was overwhelmed that so people cared enough about her to donate money to help with her support.
One of Claire's last requests was for those who were part of her life to offer a particular word whenever possible, and to as many people as possible. So, for Claire, we close the fundraiser with that one word: Shalom.
Claire Mix wrote and performed children's music for more than twenty years. The Mixer Kids choirs were so popular that they were invited to sing for many high profile events in and around Sacramento, including the first inauguration celebration for California State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mixer Kids have also sung at the Susan B. Komen "Race for the Cure" at Cal Expo in years past.
Experiencing symptoms of a neurological disorder since 2002, Claire was finally diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease in 2010.
But on March 4, 2013 Claire was diagnosed with colon cancer which had metastasized to her liver. With no treatment option available, Claire was released from the hospital under hospice service which was set up in her home. A group of friends, dubbed her Claire Care Team, take one or more 4 hour shifts at a time, and are with her around the clock seven days a week.
Claire is an Emmy-nominated producer/writer/director with her award winning documentary "Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story". She followed that success with a young adult novelization of the story with "The Girl With Hair Like The Sun". Claire also has other novels that are in the process of being published, one of which she hopes she will be able to see completed.
Despite these recognitions and the abundance of people, friends, in her life, Claire does not have sufficient financial resources to cover the expenses of her illness. Your donation will help defray medical and end-of-life expenses, and help Claire remain comfortable and surrounded by people who love her.
Updates on her condition will also be posted peridodically on her public Facebook pages
Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story
The Girl With Hair Like The Sun