She’s sleeping in a tent! (Cats, music, and a probability to assist a deserving Day by day Kos member)


A few years in the past J Graham was recognized with stage 2 breast most cancers.  She underwent chemo and radiation remedy. The nice people at Day by day Kos helped her out, however there have been issues with the residence the place she and her daughter dwell, corresponding to a leaky roof which prompted critical mould and has made it a dangerously unhealthy place for her and her daughter to dwell.

Lately she has been sleeping in a a tent exterior so she will breathe freely, however the out of doors tent house has not labored out nicely so she is now sleeping in a tent on her residence balcony.

Final November she was recognized with metastatic breast most cancers. To ensure that her physique to tolerate the most cancers medicines she wants to seek out 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 hire is insane! It will be nice if we are able to elevate about $14,000 for her. That may cowl issues like: first and final months hire plus safety deposit, some medical bills, utility payments, shifting prices, and a mould inspection for her present residence.



NOTE: I’ve up to date the diary at the underside to indicate how a lot has been raised thus far. Thanks to everybody who contributed!


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, one among these folks is J Graham.

One in all her diaries which I drastically loved is that this one from Might of final yr: Polyphony Brings Israeli Arab and Jewish younger folks along with music. It is a story about an inspiring effort to deliver folks collectively — an effort I might be unaware of it it weren’t for J Graham sharing it. Right here’s a temporary excerpt of what she wrote:

With the entire strife presently taking place, I desired to let you realize that there continues to be gentle on this a part of the world.

“Music is the common language,” because the saying goes, and Nazareth violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar started placing this into observe in Israel 10 years in the past when he co-founded Polyphony, a neighborhood of musicians, educators, dad and mom, and college students dedicated to bringing classical music to underserved college students. In addition they introduce Arabic and Jewish music to college students of each cultures, and supply quite a lot of applications for elementary college college students and up.

The Israeli college system is generally segregated between Arab and Jewish college students however Polyphony desires to alter that…

Music is an important a part of J Graham’s life:

I’ve performed music nearly my total life. As a baby, I performed clarinet, oboe, and recorder. Later, I started specializing in recorder and different early devices.

As a largely 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 presently performing nearly in an area ensemble and instructing recorder privately to 1 pupil. I hope to accumulate a small enterprise instructing recorder.

In addition to music, I even have an curiosity in counseling, and have been taking programs towards a counseling certificates with the assistance of a California instructional 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 nicely. However her medical state of affairs and housing state of affairs have been making that involvement with music more and more troublesome. It’ll be an ongoing battle within the months forward to regain a residing state of affairs through which she’s capable of try this, and it is a battle I hope we may also help her with.

Please get pleasure from this recorder music from the ensemble Seldom Sene:


This shall be an ongoing effort to boost the cash which J Graham wants. Any enable you to can provide shall be drastically appreciated!




Narvik on back porch

It’s approaching midnight east coast time (and approaching 9 pm west coast time), and it appears to be like just like the day has gone pretty much. The Mighty Trigger web page exhibits that $2,188 was raised. A big thanks to everybody who contributed!

… And I see I would like to replace that determine! Within the time it took me to kind that info, the quantity raised went up one other hundred {dollars} and now stands at $2,288 as of midnight ET.


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