By Josh LaBella
A performance of Cinderella will be hosted Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 at Carrigan Intermediate School to help raise money for Gabby Murillo.
Murillo was a month into her dream internship at Disneyworld when she got into a car accident that put her in the hospital. She and her friend, who was driving, were stopped at a red light when another car hit them from behind. Murillo fractured her vertebrae which severed her spinal cord and paralyzed her from the neck down.
Murillo has spent weeks in intensive care and has already undergone three surgeries. She was recently airlifted from her Florida hospital to a rehabilitation center in Georgia. Her family has been told her first year medical expenses will exceed $1 million.
In response to the tragedy, Simply Dance will be performing a rendition of Cinderella “with a modern twist.” A press release to the Voice said the show will incorporate jazz, tap and ballet.
The show, which will take place on a Friday and Saturday at 6 P.M., will cost $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets are being sold online only at tututix.com/simplydance. All proceeds will go directly to Gabby and her family.