In the News: Laurel Springs Gifted & Talented Academy Student Raises $7k for Pediatric Scoliosis Research


Thea Flanzer -- the self-proclaimed "Bionic Girl" -- is just 16-years-old, yet quite the impressive high school junior. On Saturday, May 18, she hosted Shine for the Spines, a cabaret event that raised nearly $7K for pediatric scoliosis research. Thea, herself, has battled pediatric scoliosis for two years before undergoing an innovative spinal surgery that left her with two metal rods in her upper back. To thank the doctors whose work allowed her to continue performing, the proceeds of Flanzer's event are benefiting Columbia Children's Health and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

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