Skyla Lynk-Romano is a 14-year-old freshman at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School who was crossing the street after leaving her dance class on Thursday, January 5th, 2017, when she was struck by an unlicensed driver. The driver fled the scene of the accident leaving Skyla to be medflighted to a children’s hospital in Providence, RI.
Skyla remained on life support for two weeks, however, she has made an incredible recovery and is now in a children’s rehabilitation center in Boston. Due to the driver being uninsured, this leaves a huge amount of medical bills for the family.
On Saturday, March 4th, Strange Sound, Electric Pedestrians, and many more local bands will be coming together to hold they “Skyla Strong” benefit concert to help ease the damage of medical bills on the family. The evening will include music from at least nine bands, featuring a variety of music. All the bands are donating their time for the event.
The concert will be at 3065 Live, 3065 Cranberry Highway, East Wareham. Aside from amazing local music, the concert will also include a number of raffles and t-shirts that will be for sale. Doors open at 5:30 on 3/4, first band begins at 6. Tickets to the show are $10 and $12 at the door. The show is open to all ages.
Any Donations can be given to Concert Manager Andrew Romano, 774-473-4049. We are accepting donations to our raffles as well as monetary donations to go directly to the cause. We also have a few slots available for bands willing to donate their talents.
Thank you for your consideration, and we cannot wait to see everyone come together to support #SkylaStrong
Skyla also has a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/skylas-medical-fund. As of press time 357 people had donated $20,553 towards the $25,000 goal.
She also has a Caring Bridge page at https://www.caringbridge.org/ visit/skylastrong
In just seven short weeks, Skyla has made remarkable progress in her fight to heal.
“A true fighter and my biggest inspiration,” wrote Andrew Romano, Skyla’s cousin.
“One thing you need to know most about Skyla is [what] she loves most in life is to entertain,” reads her GoFundMe page. “She always says: You will see my name in lights one day! She loves to sing, act and most of all dance.”
It is Skyla’s love of music and performing that made her friends and family decide that a concert would be a fitting way to honor her and help her out.
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