Dance Xpress Fundraiser for the Devito Kids

Family and friends,

As you may have already heard, the Dance Xpress family experienced a tragedy this week:

Trish, the wife of Joe and mother of one of our Starlets Mia, 8 and James, 4, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 4th.  Much of what happened prior to her passing took place in front of her family.  The family and those who knew her are devastated by her loss.

Trisha was a remarkable woman.  She was an amazing daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend.  She was a fifth-grade teacher at P.S. 212 in Brooklyn.  She dedicated her life to her families, both in her school and especially at home with Joe, Mia and James. Her quick witty jokes and her bright smile lit up every room. 

The members of the Dance Xpress family are starting a fundraiser to assist the family through this incredibly difficult time. Donations collected will help keep James and Mia’s daily activities and routine on track.  Please consider donating what you can through this GoFundMe page to help us support Trisha’s family both in their time of grief and the future.  Any donation is greatly appreciated by all of us. 

We were blessed to have known Trish, although for much too little time.  Trisha would have been the first one to step up if anyone else was faced with this tragedy; please consider giving what you can to help her family now. 

With love,

The Dancers and Family of Dance Xpress, 
Dina Draheim


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  • Michele Schultz 
    • $10 
    • 15 mos
  • Joe Lorenzo 
    • $40 
    • 15 mos
  • Kerri Gomez 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
  • Theresa Ann DiGiovanni 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dance Xpress 
Staten Island, NY
Dina Fuchs Draheim 
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