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Aiden Tye Walters Benefit 5k
5K, 1 Mile
Sat, Jun 20, 2015
About This Activity
Aiden is a 6 year old little boy who Loves Superhero's, Ninja Turtles, and absolutely anything boy... On March 7th Aiden was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a fast growing, rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in his brain. Because of the location of the tumor, the Doctors have deemed the tumor as inoperable. They quickly began the first of many, aggressive rounds of chemotherapy at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. While doing a CT scan of his abdominal area, they have also discovered another tumor in Aiden’s pancreas.This unfortunately is not Aidens first visit or stay at a hospital. When he was a baby, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and became transfuse dependent at the age of 18days. In 2012 Aiden had his spleen removed, and although he still has his blood disorder, he became no longer transfuse dependent. So needless to say, he has been in and out of hospitals most of his childhood. But Believe Me, You wouldn't know it! He is the strongest little boy I have ever seen or known. He has such a great heart, wonderful sense of humor and is absolutely Full of Life. Even with all his illnesses and the battles he's had to face; he hasn't let his struggles slow him down one bit or remove the smile from his face. Something we should all learn from this Beautiful Little Boy. The Doctors have told the family to expect to stay in the hospital for at least 8 months. Unfortunately, the hospital is in Dallas and they are from Paris, TX which happens to be 2 hrs away from each another. This means, Amber (Aiden's Mom) will need to quit her job and take a pause from her college classes so that she is able to stay right next to her baby boy during his battle. This also means their family will be broken up. Amber is a single mother of 3; Kylee who is 10, Kinsey who is 7 and Aiden. Amber's mother Michelle (Aiden's Mia) and her grandmother Lynn (Aiden's Memaw) have graciously volunteered to help with the girls while she fights this battle with Aiden side by side. But unfortunately bills don't pay for themselves.