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GoFundMe account set up for dancer's medical aid

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A GoFundMe account has been set up for Frank Chaves, the famed dancer, choreographer and former artistic director of River North Dance Chicago.

Chaves suffers from syringomyelia, a degenerative spinal-cord condition that has no cure. While surgery has shown some signs of success in his upper body, his legs have declined even further and he will now need in-home health care.

Friends of Chaves—Sandi Cooksey, Gail Kalver, Carol Fox, Howard Girovich, Scott Hughes, Jim Gosse and John Pratt, and Cathryn Schmaltz—have put together a GoFundMe campaign for Frank and partner Mark Reeves.

The campaign is at

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