Fundraiser nets $7,300 for Northwest Band Director

Members of the Olathe Northwest High School Marching Band handed out wristbands saying “We’re With Rosa” during last weekend’s fundraising concert at Northwest. The event was put on by the Olathe Civic Band, Jazz Band, and Northwest Marching Band. A short video of the concert can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here. Photos and video by Chuck Kurtz

Just more than $7,300 was raised last Sunday, Aug. 5, for Olathe Northwest High School Band Director Rosa Adams-Bussard during a joint fundraising concert and ice cream social put on by the Olathe Civic Band, Jazz Band, and the Northwest Marching Band.

A link to a short video of the concert can be seen on YouTube by clicking here.

Adams-Bussard, 55, was injured June 9 when, after falling down some stairs at the home of a friend in Brookfield, Mo., she could not move or feel below her shoulders.  A life-flight helicopter flew her to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. She underwent 6 hours of surgery on her spine. Doctors removed two vertebrae to prevent further damage and for several weeks spent time at St. Luke’s Hospital progressing from the Neurological Intensive Care Unit to the Rehabilitation Unit. On June 25, she and her husband John flew to the Craig Hospital in Denver, Colo., which specializes in spinal cord injuries.

Contributions can be made to the Rosa’s Beat Rehabilitation Trust through PayPal and also through any at any Metcalf Bank with checks or money orders payable to Rosa’s Beat Rehabilitation Trust, Metcalf Bank, 11900 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210.

To date, Adams-Bussard has regained some movement and feeling in her arms and legs. Updates about her condition are posted on a website called Rosa’s Beat.

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