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06.08.17
The Second Annual Hope Classic, a benefit for Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor Queena, will be held Aug 6 at Topgolf Tampa. It will be a fun summer night, and participants will enjoy an all-American buffet, private cash bar, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and of course golf!
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07.26.16
Join this fun benefit to raise funds for the Bloomingdale Library Survivor and nonprofit foundation, Hope Heals the Brain! The Hope Classic participants will enjoy an all-American buffet, private cash bar, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, as well as a top-notch Topgolf experience.
07.11.16
Volunteers organizing a golf tournament fundraiser are seeking participants and sponsors for an upcoming event on July 31st for the Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor
05.29.16
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08.20.14
Join Queena supports the ALS Association and accepts the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!
08.13.14
Help Queena continue her art therapy by sponsoring a session!
07.21.14
Title Boxing Club offers to host another fundraiser for Queena on September 27th to help pay for Hormone Replacement Therapy
07.15.14
Queena attended a week-long dolphin assisted therapy program at Island Dolphin Care, in Key Largo, Florida.
02.10.14
Golf Scramble being held on Saturday to raise funds for wheelchair accessible van for Queena. For information about the golf tournament or to register, contact Joe Glass at (813) 653-1554 or joeglass239@gmail.com.
01.29.14
Queena’s Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, February 15 at the River Hills Country Club, located at 3943 New River Hills Pkwy in Valrico. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun tournament start at 12:30 p.m. (Osprey Observer)
12.22.12
05.18.12
Student volunteers from East Bay High School’s Student Government Association are making last-minute preparations to host the first 5K4Q Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. N.W., Ruskin. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the continued care of the Bloomingdale library attack survivor.
04.14.12
Dozens of people hit the golf course on Saturday to help the woman who's become known as the "Bloomingdale Attack Survivor."
04.04.12
The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association is recruiting players for its Spring Classic Golf Tournament. The proceeds are being dedicated to the young woman who was left for dead after being attacked at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in 2008.
04.02.12
The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association is recruiting players for its Spring Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds support continued therapy for the young Riverview woman who survived an attack at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in 2008.
04.02.12
The Tampa Woman's Club has chosen the Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor as the recipient of its largest fundraiser of the year-- Fashionollia 64. The Tampa Woman’s Club has hosted a fashion show each year for the past 63 years to raise funds for worthy Tampa causes.
04.02.12
Her identity has been kept private, but the young woman known as the Bloomingdale Library Survivor has a story that's become very public. Her story of survival after a brutal attack four years ago has touched a lot of people, including students at her former high school who want to give back.
03.25.12
On May 19th, the East Bay High School Student Government Association will be hosting their first annual 5K4Q Run at E.G Simmons Park in Ruskin, FL. The purpose of the fundraiser is to benefit one of their very own students, Queena.
02.29.12
02.06.12
The Tampa Woman's Club has chosen Queena as the recipient of its largest fundraiser of the year-- Fashionollia 64. The club has hosted a fashion show each year for the past 63 years to raise funds for worthy Tampa causes. The funds raised from this year's fundraiser will go towards Queena's medical and therapy expenses.
01.21.12
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12.20.11
Queena won a trip to meet Hazel!
12.20.11
I entered Queena into a contest. And won!
11.10.11
With her eyes straight ahead and feet flat on the floor, she lets the suit act as her muscles. A physical therapist guides her body from side to side, then forward and back. When the motion becomes circular, the young woman lets her head fall. She glares up at the ceiling.
11.08.11
he beat of a drum makes her smile. She laughs at thunderstorms and her eyes light up when she hears she's getting her hair done. But friends say three years ago, none of that would have been possible for the woman who survived being raped and beaten in front of the Bloomingdale Library in Tampa.
11.08.11
Every muscle in the slender 21-year-old woman's body fought for survival, some to regain functions they lost almost four years ago, the stronger ones grudgingly learning to stop trying to assume command.
11.02.11
The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor is making headway in a new intensive therapy program called TheraSuit. Through this program, the Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor is expected to learn what she can make her own body do, not what others can make it do for her.
09.15.11
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08.25.11
Per the request of the young woman and her family, please change any and all references to the Bloomingdale Library Attack Victim to the Bloomingdale Library Survivor.
08.11.11
Funds raised will benefit the Bloomingdale Library Attack Victim
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a blog on Queena's progress
10.17.09
It was as if God gave a wink and a nod to plans for a Brandon teen to enjoy an extraordinary weekend at the University of Florida, the college she would have attended were it not for unfathomable tragedy.
10.14.09
09.04.09
The Bloomingdale rape victim receives a signed poster from the Guy Harvey Co. The company is offering her and her family a trip to the University of Florida's homecoming, complete with Gator Growl tickets game tickets. They also sent her a signed Gator T-shirt.
04.24.09
Although blind, paralyzed and unable to speak, the woman who has come to be known as "everyone's daughter" was able to laugh and even try to blow out the candle on her banana bombe dessert as she celebrated her 19th birthday April 22 at her favorite sushi restaurant.
04.24.09
Friends of the victim of the rape and beating at the Bloomingdale Regional Library realize that life for the young woman will never be the same as it was April 24, 2008, when she left her job at Abercrombie Kids at Westfield Brandon mall to head to St. Pete Beach with friends for a belated birthday celebration.
04.09.09
Usually, after a much-publicized tragedy many warm-hearted people offer help to the family, but a year later, they’ve gone on to other things. Not this time.
12.05.08
11.19.08
This past April, an incoming UF freshman was attacked and left in serious condition. She was dropping library books off at her local library when the incident occurred.
10.16.08
09.19.08
Throughout the Tampa Bay area, people of all ages are offering support to a teen who was raped and left for dead near the Bloomingdale library. A list of events is in Friday's North of Tampa story, reprinted below. They include this fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20: Tampa Has Talent, a variety show, 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road. $10 donation. To reserve seats, call (727) 277-2596 or e-mail library at victim@yahoo.com.
09.19.08
Throughout the Tampa Bay area, people of all ages are offering support to a teen who was raped and left for dead near the Bloomingdale library. A list of events is in Friday's North of Tampa story, reprinted below.
09.05.08
The teenager beaten and raped at Bloomingdale Regional Library in April can see light and shadows, and may regain her sight if her brain heals properly, the teen's family learned this week.
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This is the Official statement released by the Governor today on our dear girl.
08.11.08
fundraiser drew many of the teen rape victim's former classmates from East Bay High School
07.10.08
From the day she was born, her mother's dream for her was that she go to college. The family raised her to put education first so that she could one day contribute something positive to a society that gave her immigrant mother freedom.