Many fans may remember the very talented dancer Steelo Vazquez who was featured in Gwen's Early Winter video and also performed with her during The Sweet Escape Tour. Steelo recently suffered a life-threatening injury and the Los Angeles dance community is hosting a fundraiser on December 6th to benefit his recovery.
On June 19th, Steelo suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and had to undergo emergency surgery. During the operation and subsequent surgeries, Steelo suffered four additional ruptures and lost his ability to walk and speak. Today, Steelo remains in an extensive rehabilitation program where doctors are helping him relearn basic functions. His wife Penelope has constantly been by his side during the slow recovery in ICU. It was actually during a show on Gwen’s tour that Steelo proposed to his now wife, Penelope Vazquez. Their son just celebrated his 1st birthday.
Steelo’s friends, family and doctors are hopeful that through therapy he will make a full recovery over time.
On December 6th at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills there will be an event to raise money for Steelo's medical costs and to help support his wife and young son. The event will feature performances from some of the biggest names in the dance community including Jabbawockeez (MTV's America's Best Dance Crew), Twitch (So You Think You Can Dance,) Team iLLuminate (America's Got Talent) and Beat Freaks (featuring Music from the Harajuku Girls.) There will be a raffle and silent auction as well, including items from Gwen and No Doubt.
Tickets are on sale now for the event on December 6th in Beverly Hills. For more information on Steelo, this event or to make a donation click here.