Performance To Benefit Cedar City Child 2009: By Samantha

Performance to benefit Cedar City child

BY SAMANTHA ARNOLD • • May 9, 2009 CEDAR CITY – Cedar High School students are ready to sing, dance and perform a
variety of skits Monday night during the school’s annual variety show, this year to benefit 4-year-old Alex Weaver who suffers from hydrocephalus caused by a brain stem tumor. Katie Rhoton, a Cedar High School junior, said she and her drama classmates are putting on the production featuring individual and group performances by students throughout the rest of the school. “It’s going to be really entertaining,” she said. “We normally have a talent show, but this year we decided to make it a benefit for Alex.” The proceeds of the event are set to help Weaver and his family pay for upcoming treatments and hospital expenses this summer at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, said Jennifer Weaver, Alex’s mom. “As a journalist we write the news and we never expect our business to be a part of the news,” she said. Jennifer Weaver said she had a hard time deciding whether or not to allow the Cedar High students to use the talent show to benefit her son.
“To accept this form of charity is a very difficult decision for me,” she said. “Many people in this community are in far more dire straights, but I really appreciate that Alex’s well being was thought of.”

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