Steelo – You are not Forgotten

Steelo Vazquez has been a major part of the L.A. dance community for many years. He is a member of Killafornia, Footwork Fanatix, and The Groovaloos and was a lead character on The LXD web series. He regularly gives back to the community through dance at benefits and fundraisers and has enjoyed mentoring youth at weekly Groove Nights hosted by The Groovaloos. In addition to his contributions to the community, he has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani ( Click here to see Steelo in Early Winter ). It was actually during a show on Gwen’s tour that Steelo proposed to his now wife, Penelope Vazquez.

A devoted husband, a proud father and an extraordinary dancer, Steelo was at the top of his game when his life took a dramatic turn that no one could have predicted…

On June 19th, Steelo suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and had to undergo emergency surgery. During the operation he suffered a 2nd rupture. By the end of numerous surgeries, Steelo had suffered a shocking four ruptures and lost his ability to walk and speak. Today, Steelo remains in an extensive rehabilitation program where doctors are helping him relearn basic functions. His wife Penelope has constantly been by his side during the slow recovery in ICU. She has remained strong during this ordeal to care for their son Elijah, who just recently celebrated his first birthday. Steelo’s friends, family and doctors are very hopeful for a full recovery, but it’s going to take a great deal of therapy, time and patience.

Steelo needs your help now…
Please attend this fundraiser on Tuesday, December 6th @ 7:30pm at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Don’t miss this amazing event hosted by comedians Anjelah Johnson and Affion Crockett. Featuring awe-inspiring performances and surprise guest appearances. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise enough funds that will allow Penelope to assist Steelo with his recovery, focus on raising their little boy Elijah and help her with the increasing medical costs. Any excess of donations beyond their needs will go into a trust account to help another family in need in our dance community. Tickets are on sale now.

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  1. steelo you are great person and a great inspiration to me. copelia from Mèxico c:

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