Raleigh: Bullied boy gets benefit
Updated: February 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Night of Improv to benefit the family of Michael Morones will be held on Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Monkey’s Art Gallery, 1217 Hillsborough St.
Michael Morones, an 11-year-old boy who had been bullied at school for his affinity as a Brony (a boy that likes My Little Pony), attempted suicide by hanging in January. Until recently, he had been in a pediatric intensive care unit on a ventilator. On Feb. 20, a Facebook wall post indicated that he has been breathing solo for two-and-a-half days. The page was set up to share his progress and updates on other benefits, news and more. The family is unsure how his recovery will progress due to the nature of the residuals left from the suicide attempt. People magazine reported that his mother and stepfather found him in time to save him, but not before the oxygen to his brain was cut off.
Monies raised will go to offset medical bills, as well as his family. The store is also contributing 10 percent of stores sales for the evening.
Suggested donation is $5.
info/rsvp: 919-977-0828. facebook.com/TeamMichaelMorones.
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