BREWER - We first brought you the story of Wynter Przybylski last month. She's an adorable and brave, young girl who is battling a rare form of cancer. Friday night the community rallied together to support Wynter and her family with a Zumba-thon at the Brewer Auditorium.
A couple hundred people turned out, tearing up the dance floor for two hours straight.
A few local Zumba instructors volunteered their time and a silent auction was set up, featuring hundreds of items.
After nearly a month of planning, it was an emotional time for Wynter, her family, and those who put it all together.
"It's so amazing that Wynter was finally able to get out of the hospital and come to see this," said Lisa Przybylski, Wynter's mother. "This is the first fundraiser that she's actually been able to come to in person and it's awesome to bring her to this and see everybody come out and have so much support for her. There's a room full of people, I mean, most of them we've never met before and it's awesome."
"Seeing all the things on auction, you know, I didn't expect to have-- I mean this is bigger than what we thought we'd ever receive," said Dustin Przybylski, Wynter's father. "It's amazing and we just feel blessed that so many people are coming out to support our daughter."
"The people who I don't even know have come out. Just heard it through friends and have just given their time and their energy," said Amy Badger, Zumba-thon organizer and owner of Bodies by Badger. "It's just unbelievable. We lived out of state for a while and to come back here, I mean it's like we wouldn't have it any other way. We're home, and this is what it's about."
And the efforts don't stop there. We're told the Brewer Community School is organizing a "Parents Versus Teachers Spelling Bee."
We'll be sure to bring you the details on that, as soon as they become available... so stay tuned!
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.