Dance-a-thon helps raise money for 4-year-old girl with rare disorder

Eliza and Glenn O'Neill
Eliza and Glenn O'Neill

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An all night dance party at Ridge View High School helped raise money for one Columbia girl with a rare disorder.

Up until midnight, students were doing the "Wobble", the "Hokey Pokey" and even a dance called the "Nae-Nae."

It was the Beta Club's spring fundraiser for Eliza O'Neill who is dying of a rare degenerative disease called Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A.

But there's hope in clinical trial that needs to be funded by June and Ridge View stepped up to say we're here to help.

"The genetics teacher here said they did a special class on Sanfillipo Syndrome and all the kids wrote a poem about it using some of their words from their genetics class and they are all up on the wall," said Eliza's dad Glenn. "We are suppose to take them home tonight and I was just like, can you imagine us looking through them, I mean, I was like get the tissue box out. So, it's just amazing."

For more information on Eliza's story or how to donate visit, ElizaONeill.

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