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.

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