Friday, April 4, 2008

Our Brown Eyed Girl--Marissa Webb

If you watched the Dave Crawley Show on KDKA last night you saw our brown-eyed girl, Marissa Web, sing Chantilly Lace. There’s a story about that song and a story about Marissa. After 41 surgeries and all of the anesthetic that goes with it, Marissa’s short term memory was not the greatest.

Now thanks to the school system mainstreaming, counselors and tutors here in Pittsburgh Marissa is learning new things all the time. Every week she comes to Carol’s Restaurant and has learned a new line to “the big bopper’s song” which she has now made “the little bopper’s song.”

When Marissa first came to Carol’s almost a year ago, when she walked her feet were so turned out she could only walk with assistance. Every week now she walks a little better and when she comes in to the jam sessions at Carol’s on Friday and Saturday that are held for Marissa’s benefit not only to raise money but to raise her indomitable spirits, we can every week see a difference. Last week at the therapist’s she walked 100 feet with her canes only. The only other time she had done that was at Carol’s.

If you want to get away from your troubles and be inspired by an eleven year old with an indomitable spirit, then come to Carol’s on Friday and Saturday night.

This week-end from 6 PM to 10 PM, you can hear all of Marissa’s local supporters sing Karaoke. Marissa loves music and can be seen center change in her tiny wheel chair, tapping out the time, she has excellent rhythm.

This Friday, April, 4. 07—Open mic Karaoke.
Saturday, April 5, 07—Tommy Kal duo playing and singing country rock and rock classics. They have even learned to play “Chantilly Lace” so that Marissa can sing with them.

So come on out, meet Marissa, experience Carol’s warm welcome and fantastic food, sit down, have your dinner and have a great time. The environment is family friendly, but you can BYOB, if you like. Your heart will be warmed, your stomach will be full and your heart will be joyful when you leave.

Joanne Quinn-Smith
Host: Positively Pittsburgh Live

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