Meet Aiden... This Year's Recipient of a Portion of the 5K Proceeds for 2014! Please Participate and Support a Local Union Family!
Upon his birth, Aiden appeared to be a healthy seven lb., five oz., bouncing baby boy. In the first few months, nothing in his development seemed abnormal. He wasn't meeting certain milestones, but his family looked at it as just being slightly delayed and assumed all would be fine.
After noticing at six months that Aiden still had not been meeting any of the proper milestones for his age, the family saw different specialists – a Geneticist, Audiologist, and a Neurologist who ordered MRI's of his brain. The results showed damage to the right side of Aiden's brain. Aiden was diagnosed with Global Development Delay – a delay in development in more than two areas in children from birth to age 18. Aiden has also been diagnosed with several other conditions such as Moderate Spastic Cerebral Palsy – a condition in which the muscles continually contract making his limbs stiff, tight, and rigid. Another condition is Sensory Processing Disorder which causes certain sounds, textures, and even sunlight to be unbearable at times.
What a great time we had at the Mayor's Day Kick-Off this month! Thanks to the good folks at AVE for their hospitality!
In the meantime, mark your calendar for our 5K Run -- details are to the right of this note -- and consider signing on as a sponsor -- or running/walking! This year, a portion of our proceeds will go to benefit three-year-old Aiden Shanklin of Union. His story will touch you.
After the 5K -- visit the Festival on the Green behind Union Town Hall at Friberger Park -- starts at noon!
Please stay active and involved! Remember -- our member benefits are not benefits until you USE them!
It is a great time to be a Chamber member! It always is!
JIM MASTERSON, Executive Director
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