Halloween themed fundraiser held to help teen with rare disease

Posted at: 10/27/2012 10:38 PM
Updated at: 10/27/2012 11:30 PM

The 4th Annual Rochester Zumba Halloween fundraiser was held in the city Saturday.

Every year Zudio Dance Fitness holds a big fundraiser to raise money for an individual or family in need of help. This year's event is dedicated to helping a 15-year-old with a rare, incurable, auto-immune disease called EOE.

EOE prevents Samantha from eating whole food because her body will treat the food as a parasite and will attack it. Instead, she gets her nourishment from a feeding tube.

The money raised will be donated to finding a cure for her illness.