My name is Rachel Shira Donsky and my Artist name is Shira Notes. I am an emerging Music Artist and World Spiritual Teacher. I currently have two singles out, ("Blue" and "Something Beautiful") and am about to release a third called, "Make It Out Alive." I am a single woman living with a chronic illness. After a long battle I got on disability in 2019. The money they give me to live on is at least $600 short of what my monthly expenses are, without considering my business costs.
The story of my health is complex; I developed a chronic cough around age 5 and have been through the worst nightmares you can imagine: coughing up nasty mucus, being stigmatized, severe breathing problems, and feeling suicidal for what was years on end. I didn’t receive a proper diagnosis of my illness until I was 31 years old.
I worked as a Research Technician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after completing an internship for the University of Connecticut in 2006. After six years, I decided to work in a diagnostics laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. Not even a year into the job, I developed bilateral tendinitis in my wrists. It was awful. To this day I still suffer from this injury and have spent hundreds of dollars if not thousands to try to heal my wrists. Being a musician, I am now limited to how long I can play my guitar or piano. Aside from this and my chronic cough, I have experienced chronic fatigue and depression my entire adult life.
My story is different and unique. I came out to San Diego seeking to heal myself and others in 2015. I studied Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University for 1.5 years and was placed on a mandatory medical leave. Along with my health plummeting, I underwent a huge spiritual awakening in 2016 which changed my life and goals almost entirely.
With the help of my Father Ralph, I started my own record label in 2014. I did not release my first single until 2017. I thought I would become rich right away, due to my naïve education in the music business. Instead, it has been very challenging, not only due to my health but also due to the fact that I have not been able to find a band. I spent as much money as I could on the promotion of my two singles and I used my disability back pay to start recording my third single, "Make it out Alive," in August of 2020. This disability back pay is the money I live on and depend on to pay my bills, however it is running out by the month.
Along with my musical talent, I have a huge healing program to work on which I started developing in 2016 with the help of Jesus the Christ. It would be great to hire a researcher, editor and publisher to help me put all of these writings together. I have shorter quote books which need to be edited and published. My spiritually based healing program called, “The New Earth Healing Program,” will be a three-part book which includes a workbook. As well, I have developed my own merchandise which is spiritually geared.
I am asking for help with my monthly expenses and business costs. I do not drive due to a motion sensitivity which I developed in college. I have hired a personal driver this past year because I cannot wear a mask. My transportation expenses can be up to $400 per month.
For more about me please see my website: www.shiranotes.org
Thank you and God Bless You!
Any donations will go toward the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Transportation expenses
- Business Expenses including but not limited to: Music production and promotion, advertising my healing program, merchandise.