Tegan’s Story

Hi, I’m Georgie! I first performed with SYPT in their 2016 production of EVITA and then for the following two shows.  For the last 7 months I have had the absolute blessing of becoming friends with a wonderful young lady called Tegan.

She has a Mitochondrial Disease called Cytochrome c Oxidase Deficiency which is a genetic disease that affects her brain and muscles. But, more importantly, she has made me laugh to the point of gasping for breath countless times and has been the brightest silver lining to this dark cloud of a year.

On the 10th of January it’s her eighteenth birthday, a milestone her family and doctors never thought she would reach. I have got together talent from the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, a tap dancer who represented Team GB at the Tap World Championships, a stunning soprano from the Royal Academy of Music, a magician (!) and of course some talented alumni of SYPT to collaborate and create an “Evening of Joy” to celebrate Tegan’s next milestone. Alongside this, we are fundraising for a new positional chair that Tegan desperately needs (the current one broke during the first lockdown and ever since we have been propping it up with wooden toy bricks!). To find out more about Tegan’s story and how to watch the show itself please check out our page: https://gofund.me/d2eb6635  It would be amazing to have your support and we hope you can join us for the show on 10.01.2021 – it’s gonna be a good’en! Thank you 🙂

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