Lyre Association of North America

Update on LANA Founding Member Channa Seidenberg

By Sheila Johns, Cuenca, Ecuador

As all of our members and friends have been aware, LANA Board member Channa Seidenberg, who was also one of the original founders of our Association, has been convalescing over the last several months from a broken leg, which she sustained while teaching lyre and singing near Beijing, China in early February. Many of you have made generous contributions to fund-raising efforts in her behalf, which continue to sustain and support the therapies she is needs for full recovery. 

We are happy to share that Channa is learning how to walk again and becoming more and more independent! For the time being, she has been graciously welcomed to reside at Camphill Village in Copake, New York. Although she is not earning any income, she is extremely active in the life of the Village, where she has been playing and singing for special events and festivals as well as teaching privately, offering music therapy, directing a choir, and teaching in the Camphill Academy, an accredited training for Camphill co-workers!  We are also very pleased to share that Channa is willing and eager to continue serving on the Board of the Lyre Association of North America.

Channa and her family have deeply appreciated all of the good wishes and monetary support for her care that have been gratefully received since the time of her accident.  She will have a continuing need for ongoing treatments and therapies, many of which are not covered by insurance.  Anyone who feels inclined to continue offering support through the YouCaring site set up in her honor by the Lyre Association would be welcomed with gratitude to continue doing so!