Back in July, ODC Dance had a Summer Sampler performance featuring my music. The Magik Magik performed, the Pacific Boy Choir sang, the dancers danced and I played Optimist. They generously gave all the proceeds of the event towards my husband’s medical expenses…. $11,000 (!!!!!!)…..I was and still am totally amazed.
So….2ndLine is going to rebroadcast that show on the Interwebs at
Wednesday at 7pm PST
You’ll be able to watch the show online. You can comment and ask questions during the broadcast. Brenda Way (the founder and director of ODC Dance) and I will be there online to answer.
It’s a neat concept and I’m excited to try it out. This might be a way for me to perform concerts from my studio during this period that I need to stay close to home and can’t tour. There is a suggested donation for the broadcast (it’s 1/2 the ticket price of the original show), but it is just a suggestion, you can enter whatever number you want.
All proceeds of this rebroadcast will go towards my husband’s uncovered medical expenses*
THANK YOU to 2ndLine, THANK YOU to Brenda Way, everyone who works at ODC Dance and the wonderful dancers, THANK YOU to the Pacific Boy Choir, THANK YOU to the Magik Magik, THANK YOU everyone who bought tickets for the concert and everyone who comes to this one!! **
* So….why do we have medical expenses if we have health insurance? Yup, we do have health insurance but the mechanics of how it works needs its own blog post (someday). You’d think that your insurance policy’s “maximum annual out of pocket” is the most one would have to pay in a year, but that isn’t actually the case. If the insurance company decides a procedure is not covered or if the facility charges more than the health insurance company allows, the uncovered balance gets billed to the patient and doesn’t go towards your “deductible” or “maximum out of pocket”. One of many examples we have: Jeff’s leg surgery. He had a complete fracture of his femur and needed pins to stop it from separating (which, if it had happened during chemo, would have been a major life-threatening event). Our local rural hospital was in-network but, unknown to us, the surgeon was not and so the surgery was NOT covered. Still fighting that one. It’s one of many. I never knew any of this stuff before. We’ve covered in the individual “marketplace”. Is the system so burdensome and bureaucracy-filled for those of you with insurance through your employer?
**I thought by now I’d be used to all this, but I’m not. While I’m incredibly thankful, I’m still abashed, embarrassed, and teary everytime someone helps us. Love you