Monday, October 3, 2011

Night for Tassy II Report

We recently hosted "A Night for Tassy II," a fundraiser to assist in bringing to young Haitian children to Pittsburgh for much needed surgery and medical care. The original Night for Tassy was held last year, and raised funds to bring Tassy Filsaime, a 19 year old from Haiti who was suffering from a massive tumor on his mouth, to Pittsburgh. He had a successful surgery at Allegheny General Hospital here on the North Side and is now attending school here in the Pittsburgh area. The Night for Tassy II was a rousing success, raising more than $20,000 to bring two young children to Pittsburgh from Port au Prince.

Above, from the left, are Priory co-owner Suzanne Graf, former Survivor star and event organizer Ian Rosenberger, Sally Wiggin of WTAE TV, me, Randy Baumann of the WDVE morning show, and Tassy Filsaime.

For a WTAE TV story on the event, click here.

The event was sponsored by Team Tassy, an ad hoc organization founded by Rosenberger and a group of friends, which is dedicated to providing medical aid to individual youths in Haiti, with the goal of using medical care to leverage assisting the whole family. For more information, or to donate, point your browser to

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