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Community Gives Back To Dance Studio Owner In Time Of Need

May 15, 2020, 9:35 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2022, 11:25 pm

OREM, Utah – A dance studio owner in Utah County, who is so used to giving back to those in need, is now in some need of some support herself.

Tia Stokes has loved to dance ever since she was a little girl.

Her and her husband own “The Vault” dance studios in Orem and St. George.

“It’s just her passion, but she’s turned it into something that’s bigger than her passion,” said Stokes’s niece, Cambria Hauck.

Hauck said her love of dance is only eclipsed by her love of helping others.

“During that time, she’s raised money and love and support for over 50 different causes,” Hauck said. “She’s donated over $600,000 for these families.”

Families in the community who suffer from illness or other struggles.

“Tia is just a really inspirational person for so many,” Hauck said.

Then, the Stokes family had their lives turned upside down.

Tia had been feeling ill for months. She got tested for COVID-19, and the test came back negative.

“(The doctors) looked into it a little further, and found that it was leukemia,” Hauck said.

While Tia was receiving treatment at the hospital, another issue arose. They found mold at their Orem home that was already in need of a lot of work.

“We just want to make it a safe environment for her so she actually can come home,” Hauck explained.

The mother of five was not slowing down while sick – she’s still supporting other families in our community.

“From her hospital bed, she put on a benefit concert without even thinking twice,” Hauck said.

It’s proof that even when you’re down, it doesn’t mean you have to give up.

“Nothing stops her,” Hauck said. “She’s just an unstoppable force for good.”

Tia Stokes still has a long road ahead of her in terms of her health and the house has a lot of work that needs to be done as well.

If you’d like to help out with donating money, supplies, or time to help out, contact Cambria Hauck at cambriairene@gmail.com

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Community Gives Back To Dance Studio Owner In Time Of Need