Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pasco High Cambridge Student Inspires Usher Syndrome Awareness Event

Who: Pasco High School and St. Leo University

What: Usher Syndrome Awareness fundraiser and basketball exhibition

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, February 10

Where: Pasco High School Donald McBath Activity Center, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City

Why: PHS 11th grade Cambridge student, Linnea, was born with Usher Syndrome.  She was born deaf and is beginning to experience vision loss, symptoms of Usher Syndrome.  Linnea is brilliant, hard-working, and resilient, but the rarity of her condition leaves her without support or resources.

How: The evening will begin with a scrimmage between the PHS girls and boys basketball teams.  The winner of that game will play the St. Leo team.  There also will be an art auction, food, music, a photo booth, and raffle prizes.  Linnea and her family will share information about Usher Syndrome and overcoming challenges.  Click here to see this impressive young lady talk about the syndrome, display her talents, and discuss her future goals.  Tickets are $5. The fundraiser is to help pay for Linnea to attend the Usher Syndrome Coalition conference this summer.