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["Hang On To The Dream"]
Fall Fashion Show 
to benefit the
"Hang On to the Dream Foundation"


held at the 
Henry Ford Estate

Wednesday November 17, 2004

Fashion Show Benefit Was A Great Success!

There was great food, great entertainment and great surprises at the "Hang On to the Dream Fall Fashion Show" held at the 56-room Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Michigan on November 17, 2004.  Young area models sported the latest fashions from Macy's, Limited Too, Kohl's, Caruso Caruso and Oi Lily, and guests were treated to entertainment by cellist  Carly Champion and violinist Emily Hudock, as well as dance performances by dancers from the Mary Skiba School of Dance.



One of the highlights of the evening was when one of the models, 17 year old Tyson Allen-Troup, who has undergone 121 operations due to a brain disorder, saw 2 of his biggest dreams come true due to the efforts of the Hang On to the Dream Foundation and its founder, Christopher Ewing. 


An ambush by bullies a year ago left Tyson with missing teeth.  Unable to afford to have them replaced, Christopher surprised Tyson with the news that Dr. Michael Reich of
Garden City, MI will replace his teeth free of charge. 





Tyson was also surprised when Christopher told him that his dream of attending Schoolcraft College's culinary arts program was going to be a reality when the school's director personally presented Tyson with his own monogrammed chef's uniform and a scholarship to one of the school's programs.  
Portions of the surprise were aired "Live" on television from the estate.  "Click" below to view the news story.


The Hang On to the Dream Foundation
would like to thank the following models, dancers & musicians
for contributing their outstanding talents to this event:

Carly Champion - cello
Emily Hudock - violin

provided by 

John Casablancas Modeling School in Sterling Heights, MI:

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Mollie Franklin
Kristen Marzoni
Chad Thompson 
Natasha Krupa
Sarah Robertson


Nichelle Parham
Maddie Benisatto
Zak Voller
Tyson Allen-Troup
Matthew Belans
Alexis Forris
Laura Serpetti
Kierston Dill
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Cindy Kiss
Tara Mann
Shawn Jackson
Randi Land
Chris VanWashenova

Kyla Cano
Tatyana Valdovinos
Toni Smith
Dori Scott
Kelly McGraw

Lindsey Anderson
Devon Anderson



provided by
Mary Skiba School of Dance in Clinton Twp, MI

Jr. Team:
Alyssa Buss, Alyssa Hindman, Alyssa Iselli, Rebecca Abbott, Jessica Maas, Jessica Lynnes, Sarah Kelly, Samantha Tortomasi, Amber Klaus, Irene Vandenberghe Sr. Team:
Rachel Abbott, Ashley Krause, Ashley Harrison, Chelsea Schatzberg, Nicole Hatcher, Jessica Schmeltz, Gina Mendola, Autumn Pietraszewski, Lisa D'Addario, Andrea Sciuto, Alisha Balcerowiak, Brianna Balcerowiak,

Shannon DeBusscher and Kelli McCarthi

Team Directors: 
Mary Skiba
Stacey Skiba
Brianne DelBene


A special thanks goes out to everyone
who made the event a success!

To view the news segment on the event, "click below".

[You must have Windows Media Player to view the clip]


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