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We wanted to share this GoFundMe because we’ve been talking about the Spencer-East Brookfield community a lot, and with Patriots’ lineman Nate Solder announcing his baby son has the same disease, it’s all the more relevant:
Many of you know a Lieutenant on my Fire Department, (East Brookfield Fire Dept) Lt. Aaron Los. Last month, Aarons wife, Chrissy, noticed blood in their young sons urine. Concerned, she adamantly pushed his pediatricians to do testing on Aiden. It was discovered that Aiden had a large tumor on a kidney, and was going to have it removed immediately. Two weeks ago, we got the news that Aiden (18 mos old) might have a Wilms Tumor. This is what New England Patriots’ Nate Solders son is also suffering from.
He successfully had his kidney removed, and while recovering from surgery, it was found that it was not actually Wilms, but a more rare form of cancer called “Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor “, or RMT for short. ( http://www.dana-farber.org/Health-Library/Childhood-Rhabdoid-Tumor.aspx) RMT is is an EXTREMELY aggressive, rare form of kidney cancer that usually effects babies and toddlers.
Aaron is a 3 time Combat War Veteran in the US Army. He is a hard worker at his Full Time job, serves on our Fire Department, and is still an active soldier in the National Guard. He and his wife married later in life, and after many years of trying, finally conceived their only child, Aiden. Aiden’s’ life is a miracle, and this diagnosis is devastating.
Last month, before Aiden’s symptoms appeared, they put a deposit on their first family home. They are supposed to be closing shortly, but now have other things to worry about. Our whole department has stepped up to fix up, clean, paint and move them into their new house once everything has gone through. We are all cooking for them, and supporting them in any way possible. This Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus in Spencer, Ma. we will be selling Aiden’s Army shirts, wristbands and pins to help the Los family. This fundraiser will be held from 5pm until whenever the hall kicks us out!
As of today, November 19th, Aiden is having his port placed for the months of chemotherapy ahead. Aaron and his wife Chrissy will be staying at the Ronald McDonald house while Aiden goes through chemotherapy and radiation. Its going to be a long, slow process. Unfortunately, Aaron will be missing work and still need to pay for rent, a new mortgage, and all of the household bills, gas to get to and from Boston, hotels as needed, food and other daily necesseties.
The East Brookfield Fire Dept is committed to helping “our” family, and pray that you will find it in your heart to help as well. Monetary donations would be great, but we also understand that it can be tough during the holiday season. Prayers are also accepted!! Please share this with everyone you know. Our little guy needs all of the help he can get!
Have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks again.
East Brookfield Fire Dept
I know times are tough with the holidays, but if you’re in a generous mood, I can’t think of a cause that is more deserving than helping this family. Firefighters risk their lives for us every day, and NO KID should EVER have to fight a battle like this on their own. Thank you, and God bless this family as the community rallies around them. That’s what makes the Spencer-East Brookfield community a special one.
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