February 23, 2018

Third Annual Support Aiden Benefit.

March 25th, Comedy Connection.

Posted by bobrod72

Aiden is an 8 year old boy at Silver Spring Elementary School in East Providence. He was born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD). Only 1 in 200,000 children are born with this condition. Aiden is facing several surgeries through the coming years. PFFD is a rare, non-hereditary birth defect that affects the pelvis, particularly the hip bone, and the proximal femur. The disorder may affect one side or both, with the hip being deformed and the leg shortened.

Aiden has recently undergone an 8 month stay in Florida at The Paley Institute for surgery and has made progress. He has missed a lot of school but has resumed classes for now at Silver Spring. The family has endured a lot of uninsured physical therapy and medical co-payments. Travel and many expenses are not covered and it has been a struggle for Aiden and his family.

Aiden's grandmother, Jane Brindisi-Crevier, of East Providence has been an active school PTA member and has organized many benefits for needy individuals in East Providence. A manager at T&T's 133 Club on Warren Avenue, she is hoping to raise money to help Aiden with his mounting medical bills.

"We are hosting an event at the Comedy Connection on Warren Avenue in East Providence on Sunday March 25th from 1pm to 4pm. There will be three great comedians, great raffles, all for a good cause," said Brindisi-Crevier.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the 133 Club on Warren Avenue. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the event. Tickets are available by contacting Jane Brindisi-Crevier via Facebook messaging or you can email bobrodericks@gmail.com also.

"Jane has been a caring person, always willing to help others in need," said long time friend Bob Rodericks. "Now more than ever, our community must reach out and help one another. Aiden's family needs our help and I hope those who can, will attend or send a donation."

"Aiden will be a success story someday and your help in this journey is much appreciated," Brindisi-Crevier said in thanking friends and family. Anyone interested in helping with gift certificates and raffle items can also contact event organizers.

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