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A musician shows her support for a local nonprofit

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BARRE, Vt. - A celebration in Barre Saturday as a musician shows her support for a local nonprofit and remembers a milestone of her own.

Diana Levine waited nearly a decade for her fight against a drug company to come to an end. Her medication resulted in the loss of her arm due to a botched injection. In 2009, she was awarded 7 million dollars.

"Even though I couldn't play an instrument anymore, I wanted to do something with my gifts so i searched around and i found this organization whose mission was so in line with what i loved," said Diana Winn Levine.

Levine is teaming up with ReSource, a local non-profit focused on reusing and recycling building materials. And the group is celebrating its a newly renovated building with a concert right in the store.

"Here we are at the completion of the major part of the construction, finished the capitol campaign and we're going to celebrate," said Tom Longstreth, Resource Executive Director.

Levine contributed to the 1.7 million dollars that helped wrap up the construction.

"You've already got restore, repair rebuild, retrain, now you need a little ReBop," said Levine.

ReSource hopes to transform it's store into a place for live music at least once a month with the help of donors like Levine.

"This isn't going to be the Barre Opera House but its something that's a step larger than a coffee house and I think that there's an opportunity for something that can seat 200 people," said Longstreth.

Levine, who is a former musician, doesn't perform like she used to. But now it's all about helping make events like this one possible.

"Even though I cant play guitar for kids, I can inspire them still either by what I did or putting on a very primitive prosthesis that has a pick on it that plays the guitar," said Levine.

Watching from the sidelines will still take some getting used to, but Levine says it's great to give back.

"It is a little more low key than it used to be, but I'm doing it and I feel really good about it," said Levine.

And show support for her community.

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