Fundraising Campaign Launched For Injured Dancer Lucila Munaretto

Friends of Argentina-born ballerina Lucila Munaretto, who has emerged from a coma in Lions Gate Hospital following a rollerblading accident, have launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist in her recovery.

Munaretto, 21, was struck by a motor-vehicle and ended up in hospital on August 13.

"She shocked the doctors by her alertness as she explained to them the pains she was feeling and the memories she knew," the campaign page states. "We are thrilled and cannot believe the miracle before our eyes."

Her brain injury has been downgraded from "severe to moderate".

Munaretto has less movement in her left arm than with her right arm, the page notes, but an MRI shows that this isn't caused by a neck injury.

"The nerve which controls her lower lip was severely damaged in the accident and he was unsure if she would have full movement. But of course, this brave, little, warrior ballerina will conquer everything and the surgeon told us that she has made a five week jaw recovery in ten days."

In 2012, Munaretto came toCanada after meeting Coastal City Ballet artistic director Li Yaming.

She has danced the roles of Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Drizella in Cinderella.

Munaretto is covered by the medical-services plan but that doesn't account for the cost of her family coming to visit her. Nor will it pay for all the costs of rehabilitation. 

For more details, visit http://www.gofundme.com/Lucila.

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