Friday, November 12, 2010

Help Needed to Replace Jen's Melted Piano after Arson Fire

Many of us  and Utah's residents know Jason Tonioli, pianist, member of LDS Church (link below). Her sister, Jennifer needs our help.
Here is the story:
"I’m not sure how many of you know this, but my sister Jennifer was on the TV news this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday, someone broke into their home and was trying to steal their TV.  Jen’s husband was working in the basement at the time, heard someone above him and came upstairs to find a hooded man bent over their TV unplugging the chords.  He startled the guy which then got up to run away, Reed took a shovel and knocked him across the head, leaving a dent in the shovel.  The bad guy got away though.  News crews spent the day at their home and everyone thought things would get back to normal. 
 The next morning at 7:30 A.M. Reed was working in the backyard and smelled smoke.  He headed towards the house and saw that the smoke was coming from their living room.  Once the fire was put out, authorities found that someone had thrown an object through the front window with accelerants that started the fire. They think the burglar came back to get revenge.  The house is a complete loss.Here’s a few links to the story about their home:
Jen and Reed basically lost everything.  Even though part of the house only had smoke damage, the smoke has ruined everything.  Very few of their clothes were even salvageable.
Jen and Reed have been married 3 months.  They did have renters insurance and they thought that would cover most everything.  As they spent today going through and itemizing things for the insurance, they’ve realized that they won’t be able to afford to replace everything because they’ll hit the max for the policy.
On top of that, Reed her husband has a long history of health problems.  He’s had brain tumors removed in the past and has spent more time in hospitals than any 21 year old I know. Two months ago he started having seizures about once a week.  Jen has taken nearly a half dozen ambulance rides with her husband since being married.  They have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic this Monday in Arizona to hopefully try and find a way to fix the seizures.
One of the things that Jen lost in the fire was her less than one year old piano.  It was beautiful wooden key digital Clavinova piano.  It has severe water damage and was partially melted.
Jen is a great pianist and recently wrote and recorded a song for my newest album Piano Hymns.  She’s not only a great pianist, but she is also my webmaster and graphic designer.  My website and designs for my book covers and CD covers are created by her. ...
...One of the last things Jen created before her piano and computer were melted was this landing page to promote our new CD Piano Hymns:
I want to use the web page she created and the album “Piano Hymns” which she is an artist on to help replace her piano.  I’m going to donate all of the proceeds from sales of the “Piano Hymns” CD to replace Jen’s piano. 
Two ways you can help:1. Please consider purchasing at least one copy of the Piano Hymns CD.  Better yet, buy 10 CD’s to use as Christmas gifts and help me get her a new piano by Thanksgiving!  It will be a gift that she’ll never forget!  Here’s the link to buy CD’s:
2. Please pass this email onto your friends and encourage them to help us replace Jen’s piano.  Post this story on facebook, post it on your blog, myspace or tweet the link.  By forwarding the email and helping spread the word any way you can we'll be able to replace something special that was lost.  Most important of all, she'll realize that people care about her.  Just encourage anyone you know to go to this landing page and purchase the Piano Hymns CD to help us buy a new piano for her:
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!  I promise to take photos when I take her to the store to buy her new piano.  I'll also let you know when we purchase the piano.
Jason Tonioli"(
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