Fundraiser for Queena - FOX 13 News

Fundraiser for Queena

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

In a room packed full of people dancing and sweating there is a smile you can't miss.
    
"It is so inspiring to the family we are so very blessed to have everyone here," said Anna Vuong, Queena's sister.

Many know Queena for the fight of her life.
Six years ago she was attacked outside the Bloomingdale library and survived a traumatic brain injury.

"Anytime that we get the opportunity to stimulate her brain and include her in an experience we do and certainly she benefits from it," said Vuong.

But the van that helps Queena benefit from physical therapy has seen better days.
Her family said they need to replace the van donated by the Rough Riders years ago.
A new one will cost at least $45,000 dollars.
They're hoping these dancers will push them closer to their goal.

"We had never imagined so many people to hear about the zumbathon and come out and support us it really blows our mind," said Vuong.

More than 100 people came out to groove to the Latin dance-inspired workout.

"It makes my heart warm it makes my heart warm she seems to be enjoying herself and to have all of these people supporting her must be a wonderful thing," said Katharine Williams with Powerhouse Gym.

They're hoping Queena's family will meet their goal.

We are so touched and our hearts are open and its the only way we can get through today with the help of the community," said Vuong.

Saturday's event raised more than $2,000.

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