Fleetwood native helps organize benefit concert for boy with spina bifida
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Benefit Concert April 8 at Misericordia University
The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its fourth annual NSSLHA Benefit Concert on April 8 at 3 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. NSSLHA officers who organized the benefit are Jenna Reed, Fleetwood, president; Alexis D’Amico, Riverside, N.J., vice president; Samantha Olcott, Monroe Twp., N.J., treasurer; and Megan Kieltyka, Scotch Plains, N.J., secretary.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The concert features Beyond Harmony, the university’s female a capella group, performing various hit songs by popular artists. Misericordia’s Dance Ensemble will also perform a variety of creative dance routines.
One individual who will benefit from the efforts of the concert is Jacob Olmsted of Dallas, a six-year-old with spina bifida and limited leg function. Two years ago, Olmstead received a hand-and-foot powered adapted tricycle. He has outgrown that tricycle, and has developed sufficient BENEFIT » PAGE 7
strength so he no longer needs the assistance of his hands. The monies raised will go to purchasing him a new Amtryke-adapted foot tricycle, so he may enjoy biking with his family.
Any proceeds raised beyond the cost of the tricycle will be used to purchase multi-sensory toys and devices that will benefit patients with special needs at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton in their speech, occupational, and physical therapy treatments.
Tickets for sale at the door on the day of the event. There will be a variety of raffle baskets and bake sale items, as well as T-shirts for sale. NSSLHA members also will be accepting donations at the door. People who wish to support the cause, but are unable to attend, can mail a check to: Misericordia University Speech-Language Hearing Center, Attn: NSSLHA Benefit Concert, John J. Passan Hall, 100 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612.
The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter at Misericordia University hosts its fourth annual NSSLHA Benefit Concert on April 8. NSSLHA officers who organized the benefit, from left, are Alexis D’Amico, Riverside, N.J., vice...