On Tuesday December 22, Mars Hill West Seattle will host a benefit concert for one of our own, Angela Sweet. This will be an evening of Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel featuring accomplished violinist and Seattle native Angela Fuller (Dallas Symphony). All proceeds to fund the ongoing medical care of Angela Sweet.Tickets are available at most campuses ($20 in advance; $25 at the door). You can also purchase tickets and read more about this event online at Brown Paper Tickets.
On August 18, 2009, while riding her bicycle to work, Angela Sweet was in a serious crash that nearly took her life (details under investigation).
Ang lost her spleen, shattered her arm, pelvis, and face, and suffered a traumatic brain injury that has resulted in memory loss and reduced functionality. Despite the odds, however, Ang was discharged from the hospital three months after the accident, and her recovery continues as part of Harborview’s unique home care program.
Statistics indicate that lifetime care for individuals with severe TBI generally exceed $4 million and require five to ten years of intensive rehabilitation. All funds raised in support of Angela’s recovery will be utilized to offset medical expenses not covered by the family’s insurance policy.
“My wife has so much work ahead of her,” says Ang’s husband Josh, “but she is finding herself again. I am so thankful that she is still with us and I now understand that every moment that we have together and every breath that fills our lungs is a gift.”
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE DEPOSITED IN THE “ANGELA SWEET TTFN TBI FUND,” ADMINISTRATED BY THE SEATTLE CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION. MANY THANKS TO SCF, ANGELA FULLER, MARS HILL CHURCH, AND COUNTLESS FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR MAKING THIS COST-FREE EVENT POSSIBLE!