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
At the Lindsay School of the Arts, we believe that every student, regardless of their background or experiences, deserves the opportunity to unleash their full potential and reach for the stars through the performing arts.
We are dedicated to providing each and every student with an unparalleled and transformative arts education experience.
Our mission is to empower and inspire each student to tap into their boundless creativity and develop their skills to the fullest extent. We strive to be more than just teachers, but also mentors, guides, and fans, who will push and support each student to reach their greatest heights.
We believe that the skills and knowledge that students gain at LSA are not just for the classroom, but are tools and gifts that will stay with them for a lifetime. We want to instill in each student a sense of determination, courage, and self-belief that will help them overcome any obstacle and achieve their dreams.
Through our programs and services, we aim to open up new worlds of possibilities for our students, to help them discover and explore new passions and talents, and to make their wildest dreams a reality.
At LSA, we are committed to turning every student's aspirations into tangible and achievable goals.
WHO WE ARE
At LSA, we ignite passion and creativity through our free comprehensive arts education programs.
From dance and drama to art and music, our classes cater to all ages and levels. But we don't just stop there, we offer summer camps, parenting programs, and performance opportunities to fully immerse and showcase student's talents.
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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Art Start Registration in August.
September through May.
Ages 1 - 6
Summer Registration in April.
June through August.
8 - 11 Site
8 Weeks, 10 Hours a day.