The Ballston Spa Sunshine Kids are back at Ribbon Cafe, this year raising money for a local little boy who needs the community’s help.
Join them at Ribbon Café on Saturday, July 29 at 1pm as they raise money to support Aiden.
Aiden Rodriguez is a 7 year old little boy who was diagnosed on September 26, 2022 with grade 3 Choroid Plexus Carcinoma (CPC) and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS). CPC is a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer. LFS is a rare germ line mutation of the P53 tumor suppressor gene. To date, Aiden has endured: 3 major brain surgeries, a port-a-cath placement surgery, 2 emergency exterior ventricular drain (EVD) surgeries, a procedure to harvest 20 million stem cells, 2 embolization procedures, a surgery to place two permanent brain shunts, 4 sessions of inpatient chemotherapy, and an emergency appendectomy. In addition, Aiden has suffered a stroke, and has received many blood, platelet, and coagulant transfusions. Aiden has spent countless days in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and continues physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a weekly basis.
Activities at the event will include Saratoga Children’s Museum, appearances from miniature donkeys from Maple Rock Farm, baby goats, a DJ, dance performances from Carol Lawrence Dance studio, vehicles from local fire departments and EMS stations, Ballston Area Community Center will be doing face painting, kids games, and more.
Vendors include Saratoga Animal Shelter, The Real McCoy, Play Hollow, Gateway House, Color Street Nails, Lions Club, Best Nutrition, Adirondack Rustics, HOPE, Ballston Spa Business Prof, Kayleigh Timpanaro, Friends of the Library Abba Farms, and Oxford Reality
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