Newport restaurant Zeiderelli’s Pizza remained open on April 20th to help a young boy in need : the money raised will be used specifically in support of Heath Dodson, a 2-year-old boy suffering with a brain tumor.
Heath’s condition was first discovered when he went to a pediatrician because he was having balance difficulties. He was diagnosed on February 24 with an ependymoma, a cancerous tumor wrapped around six of the brain’s 12 major nerve centers, responsible for controlling many basic motor functions.
The tumor needed to be removed, promptly. The surgery, two days later, lasted eight to 10 hours. His recovery is not complete, he still needs proton therapy to eliminate future complications.
His six-week treatment will be costly. “We have good jobs, but we also have four kids, a mortgage and car payments,” his dad said. To alleviate costs, his parents organized the Easter Sunday fund-raiser. It invites patrons to attend an all-you-can-eat dinner at Zeiderelli’s.
- Source : http://www.pennlive.com/perry-county-times/index.ssf/2014/04/zeiderellis_pizzas_fundraiser.html