Reynoso honored at Night of Superstars, extraordinary Missouri kids

The third annual Night of Superstars red carpet charity event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 and will be held for the first time at Best Western in Festus, 1200 W. Gannon Drive. This event honors extraordinary children in and around the St. Louis Metropolitan Area who are making a difference in their community despite their disability or illness.

Rhonda Overberg, owner of event sponsor RE/MAX Best Choice, said that they will accept one more nomination for a total of 20. Contact Denise Vuylsteke at RE/Max Best Choice at 314-714-7000 to nominate someone.

There are a total of 19 honorees this year; 27 were honored last year. The honored youth from Troy is May Reynoso, the daughter of Tom and Pam Reynoso.

May Reynoso

May Reynoso

Other honorees include Marie Rhodes, of De Soto; Struthi Joy Reed, of Herculaneum; Selah Harris, of Byrnes Mill; Jack Fearn and Sadie Strelow, both of St. Louis; Sydney Kendall, of Chesterfield; Ashley Garlick, of Maryland Heights; Sarah Weston and Jacob Findley, both of Farmington; John Graybill, of Kirksville; Chloe Easterlin, of St. Peters; Braden Carter Schott, of Ste. Genevieve; Trevor Witt, of Sullivan and Bryan Dietrich, Trevor Forshee, Christian Mitchell, Caden Shiverdeck, and Nathan Stuart Ashbrook, all of Festus.

Hosts of the event, Rhonda and Jerry Overberg, have received nominations for these inspiring young superstars from the local school districts, parents, Disability Resource Center and The Shriners Hospitals for Children among others.

Those nominated will be escorted down the red carpet on Feb. 15 by area celebrities and office holders. They will enjoy “celebrity” treatment the day of the event with area businesses donating services for hair and makeup, formal gowns for the girls to wear and keep, tuxedos for the boys, limousines, hotel rooms, and much more.

Nashville recording artist Jason Ashley is dedicated to doing charity concerts and has close ties to Night of Superstars. He will be performing at the event for the third year in a row.

To purchase tickets, go to www.stlnos.com. All the proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ragan’s Hope and the Children’s Miracle Network.

For more information on this non-profit organization and event visit www.stlnos.com.

May Reynoso, 11, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is working with therapists to help her walk with the use of a walker or cane. Tom and Pam Reynoso, of Troy, along with their three sons, adopted May when she was 3 years old from Guatemala. The little girl was malnourished and needed immediate medical attention.

Today, May enjoys hunting, fishing, biking, Girl Scouts, camping, swimming and playing computer games. She loves math, art and gym class at Main Street Elementary Grade School in Troy. May’s parents say that she is not afraid to take on any challenge that is put in front of her. She is involved in Disable Athletic Sports Association (D.A.S.A) and attends Variety Club Camp and Camp Independence, sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

May’s parents say that her limitations cannot change the fact that she is competitive. With the help of doctors from Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, May knows that she will be able to have a full life.

Tom and Pam Reynoso, 636-528-1295, 636-528-2141 (work), pamreynoso@yahoo.com.

 

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:27 am