Aces For Adam
Published: April 18th, 2013
By: Kevin Doonan

Aces for Adam

SHERBURNE – Aces for Adams, a benefit to raise money to support a young boy diagnosed with childhood cancer, will kick off at 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the newly renovated Fox Run on Route 12B, north of the Village of Sherburne. The event has been organized by Karli Harris, a senior at SUNY Oneonta, as part of a school project.

Last October, four-year-old Adam Frontera, the great-grandson of former Town of Sherburne supervisor Harry Conley, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer difficult to recognize due to its vague symptoms. Shortly afterwards, Frontera was admitted to a specialty hospital in Boston, undergoing invasive surgery in December to remove an adrenal gland tumor. Scheduled to undergo a stem cell transplant in mid-March, cancer was discovered in Frontera’s bone marrow and the operation had to be delayed. Currently ending his seventh round of chemotherapy, the four-year-old is set to receive the potentially lifesaving transplant within the next couple of weeks.

On top of coping with the painful experience of watching their child undergo cancer treatments, Adam’s parents have had to struggle with the finical strains associated with the process. When Harris heard about the Fronteras situation, she decided to dedicate her school project to helping them out.

“It’s been a lot more then I expected,” said Karli. “I didn’t know the family too well, but we have gotten a lot closer and I have learned a lot from the experience.”


The Evening Sun

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