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Aiden Solon

A successful fundraiser was held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park for Aiden Solon, a 9-year-old North Platte boy who is battling cancer.

About 150 people attended and donations met expectations, family friend and orgranizer Peggy Stark said.

Solon has lost a leg to cancer. He was declared cancer free in October but the disease returned with a vengeance, Stark said.

Solon is currently on a Make a Wish trip to Dallas to see the men behind "Dude Perfect," which is a You Tube channel showing incredible long range basketball shots. When Solon returns, he will head to Denver for another round of treatment with experimental medications.

There was a silent auction, bake sale, dunk tank, bounce house, bean bag toss, face and rock painting, as well as food at Memorial Park, Stark said.

North Platte went above and beyond expectations, she said afterwards.

Nine scouts from Troop 293 helped operate the games, Scoutmaster Mike Franz said. Wrist bands were sold for $10, entitling the wearer to play unlimited games.

Lunch was served for a freewill donation.

Stark said the day was organized by "Army of Angels," a group that has orgranized fundraisers for worthy causes in and around North Platte for nearly nine years.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/23/2017
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