Crooner helps raise money and awareness for rare disease
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:38:47 GMT —
He sings like Sinatra with the presence of Presley.
"For me it's all about telling the story of the song and sharing that with the audience."
After singing in New York City nightclubs, 18 year old crooner Nick Ziobro has been called the next Michael Buble.
"That was pretty exciting to read in the New York Times which was pretty cool," says Ziobro.
Now the 2014 Fayetteville-Manlius graduate is taking his talents to his longtime church in Manlius to help out a neighbor in need.
Up in front of a packed house is Kelleigh Gustafson. She met Ziobro when she spoke at St. Ann's Church earlier this year about her birth defect, arteriovenous malformation. After meeting each other, Ziobro said he wanted to help her any way he could.
"It means everything to me really, just that he would share his talent and time," says Gustafson.
Her charity Kelleigh's Cause has already raised 50 thousand dollars to help find a cure, but needs to triple that amount to let her doctor continue life saving research. All the money raised here is going directly to this charity.
Kelleigh was diagnosed when she was 4 and has had 70 surgeries since then.
"There's no like 100 percent, you have this and we can get rid of it. It's more like just slowing it down and hoping it will go away."
It only effects 300 thousand people, so Gustafson wanted to use this concert to help raise awareness.
"That's like the first step is letting people know that it's a thing."
Songs from the past helping out a charity and cause in the present.