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Crowdfunding Site Set Up for ODU Students Injured During Fire

By Sherry DiBari

A gofundme site has been set up for Old Dominion University students Andriana (Andrea) Zourou and her brother Efstratios (Stratos) Zouros, who are recovering from surgeries after jumping out of a third-story window during a harrowing 3 a.m. fire in Norfolk's Colonial Place neighborhood on April 22.

Kasie Reyes, ODU's deputy director of international programs, set up the crowdfunding site to help with their recovery. So far, more $20,000 has been raised toward the $35,000 goal.

"Clearly, the students are beloved in a lot of different communities," Reyes told WTKR. "We have gotten support and messages and concerns from all over and all over the world."

According to WTKR, the students sustained injuries to their spines and legs. "They both had their surgeries, and they are on the mend and recovering," Don Stansberry, vice president of student engagement at ODU, told WTKR.

The siblings are international students from Athens, Greece. Zourou is a graduate student in chemistry. Zouros is an undergraduate majoring in accounting.


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