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“Local Life: A Concert for Lindsay – Part 2”

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On October 23, 2007, musicians from VCU and the Richmond community performed at a benefit concert for Lindsay Ess, a recent graduate of the VCUarts Fashion department suffering from Crohn’s disease.

She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year after struggling with symptoms since her late teens. The advanced state of her disease required surgery on August 3, 2007 to remove part of her intestines. She developed debilitating complications following the surgery, which led to severe sepsis and total organ failure.

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