Living Like Lindsay
In Dedication of Lindsay Pashkow
Lindsay Kristen Pashkow was born on January 9, 1993 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. At two days old, she was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where she was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. She had open-heart surgery at 16 days old and stayed at Shands Childrenʼs Hospital for 3 months following the operation. She followed up every 3-6 months after the surgery at the pediatric clinic at Shands and continued to thrive until she developed symptoms of a failing heart valve. In February of 2004, Lindsay had her second open-heart surgery to repair the valve, but to no avail. They had to do an Aortic Valve Replacement in August of the same year, making it Lindsayʼs third open-heart surgery. She received a mechanical heart valve.
She graduated high school in May 2011 and moved to Gainesville, Florida where she attended Santa Fe College. She held a position as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Pediatrics Emergency Room at the same hospital in which she received all three of her open heart surgeries- Shands Childrenʼs Hospital. In fact, she worked alongside Nurse Connie Nixon, her nurse since birth, and often sheʼd cross paths in the hall with Dr. Fricker, her Cardiologist.
At the early age of 21 years young, Lindsay gained her angel wings on August 13, 2014. She passed suddenly from a hemorrhagic stroke. Lindsay touched so many lives and left such everlasting memories for all who had the honor of knowing her during her short time here on earth. Lindsay had a rich life full of love and laughter, regardless of her ailment. She refused to let it define her. She lived for her family- family was everything to her... And friends- friends were like family.
To know Lindsay was to love Lindsay
Every student, despite what they have been through or where they come from deserves to gain the best performing arts experience if that is where their interest and passion lies. Our goal is to treat each student as if they were our only student. To teach, encourage, mentor, mold, and motivate through all aspects of creativity. To supply the student with tools and skills they can carry with them; that can never be taken away. Determination that every student leaves stronger mentally and physically than when they first walked through our doors! To open up opportunities that may have never seemed available, or within reach.
To turn dreams into everyday life for students of LSA.
WHO WE ARE
The Lindsay School of the Arts offers completely free fine, visual, and performing arts education.
LSA opens doors to opportunities currently closed to children that come from little to no means. We dream for every child to have the chance to experience the arts despite where they come from, and regardless of any negative past experiences. This dream becomes reality if we can provide a full performing arts center to the Fort Pierce, Florida community at no cost to children or their families. We will sustain long term, through an endowment fund as well as become self-sufficient by hosting student events, fundraisers, sponsors, and performances. We will continue to build excellent relationships in the community, and reach out and help other foundations before ourselves. It take a whole lot more than a village to help a child. So whether a child comes from all the money in the world, sickness, health, diseases, disorders, broken homes, poverty, foster care systems, suicide attempts, drug abuse, physical abuse, human trafficking, two loving parents that just don’t make enough, or no home at all we want to supply them with something real.
HELP US PERFORM
When you make a gift to LSA- for creative arts opportunities, annual programs, supplies and materials, or wherever the need is
you become an essential member of the LSA family.
School year registration in August.
September through May.
Ages 8 - 18
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Summer Registration in April.
June through August.
8 - 11 Site
8 Weeks, 10 Hours a day.
Art Start Registration in August.
September through May.
Ages 1 - 6
We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of the community and our generous sponsors.
By making a tax-deductible donation to LSA, you are ensuring we will continue to make a difference.
You can become a sponsor by clicking below and submitting a Sponsorship Packet.