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Please continue to spread the word about Diane’s recovery and, if you are an ardent Jazz Fan, Diane would like to share FIVE of her favorite Classic spring jazz songs and artists. (See below for the links.)

Diane Ellis is a 62-year-old award-winning music teacher, jazz educator, saxophonist and internationally known performer who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on Friday, April 15, 2016 during a live performance for the Jazz Institute of Chicago. She is paralyzed on her left side.

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September 21, 2018

Diane Breaks Bubbles for Help Hope’s 35th Birthday Celebration. (Please see the 1st photo in the photo gallery below.)

May 19, 2018

Look at Diane GO! Diane has continued to thrive at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Thank you to the staff at the Ability Lab and all of TeamDiane for your continued support! Please, don’t forget to donate to Diane’s HelpHopeLive page. Donations help offset the cost of Diane’s medical expenses. Donate: Please watch the above video of Diane to SEE HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS HELPING DIANE WALK ON HER ROAD TO RECOVERY!

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September 4, 2020

Hi Diane. Thinking of you today. We were in the South Shore High School band together and All City High School band. I played Oboe and Clarinet. You were such an inspiration to me. I'm praying for you.

Darlene Cooley

May 24, 2019

I don't know Diane personally but, as a native of Chicago, I owe my career to the city's incredible music history. Diane is an integral part of that history, and I hope my small donation can help in some way.

Jon Irabagon

July 10, 2018

She was my misic teacher at Dixon and I am oraying for her! She is such a beautiful person.

Dayday Dukes

March 26, 2018

Diane, best wishes for success with all your therapy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Jo Harper

Mary Jo Harper