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Action for Aidan donates $200,000 to Project Alive
There is nothing like a parent’s love to turn a hopeless diagnosis into a fight to save the lives of children around the world. In 2009, Jennifer and Tripp were sitting in the office of their son’s geneticist when they were told the words that would forever change their lives: Aidan has Hunter syndrome (MPS II). At that time, the science was limited, and MPS II remained a terminal disease.
Cop offers $1K reward for Stratham boy’s stolen Cookie Monster
SAN FRANCISCO – A police officer is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of a beloved stuffed Cookie Monster that was stolen from a Stratham boy.
‘Really Devastating': NH Family Pleads for Return of Boy's Stolen Stuffed Animal
The search is on for a special stuffed animal that was stolen from a New Hampshire boy. Twelve-year-old Aidan Carter, who has a rare genetic disorder that requires him to get weekly enzyme infusions, relies on his beloved Cookie Monster for support and comfort.
Aidan’s Army: Stratham boy leaving for clinical trial gets surprise send-off
Before dawn on New Year’s Day, an army was forming in the dark in Stratham. They call themselves Aidan’s Army and at 5 a.m. that morning, they lined the streets near the Carter family’s home. They included friends, family, teachers, firefighters, police officers and community members. Young and old. Some held signs. Others wore glow sticks.
An Open Letter to Whoever Stole a Stratham, NH, Boy’s Cookie Monster
Dear Thief, Why? That's probably the best way to open this letter to you, honestly. Why did you feel the need to steal a little boy's backpack? Sure, you didn't know who it belonged to, and I'd like to think if you knew the owner of the backpack's story, maybe you would've thought twice about it. So let me tell you part of his story.
Special Stuffed Animal Stolen From Child With Rare Condition in SF
A 12-year-old with a rare genetic condition is heartbroken after someone broke into his family’s car and stole his stuffed Cookie Monster toy, something he’s had for 10 years that holds great sentimental meaning to him.
VIDEO: Child's plush Cookie Monster stolen in SF rental car burglary
A family visiting the Bay Area for a medical treatment for their 12-year-old son were the victims of a car burglary. The burglars made off with a beloved stuffed toy, that has been with the boy through countless hospital visits.
Family travels cross country for child's medical treatment, rental car burglarized in SF
SAN FRANCISCO - A family visiting the Bay Area for a medical treatment for their 12-year-old son were the victims of a car burglary. The burglars made off with a beloved stuffed toy, that has been with the boy through countless hospital visits. A beloved stuffed Cookie Monster has been the constant companion for Aidan Carter, through thick and through thin.
New Hampshire boy in California for clinical trial has beloved Cookie Monster stolen
MANCHESTER, N.H. —
A special stuffed animal was stolen from a New Hampshire boy while he was in California to take part in a clinical trial for a rare disease. On Jan. 1, News 9 met Aidan Carter, 12, from Stratham as he and his family headed to California to take part in a trial for Hunter Syndrome. While visiting the San Francisco Zoo, someone smashed a car window and stole Carter’s backpack.
Stratham boy in California for clinical trial has beloved Cookie Monster stolen
STRATHAM — When he prepared for a six-month move to California to take part in a clinical trial, Aidan Carter made sure to pack his constant companion, a stuffed Cookie Monster he’s had since he was small. The stuffed animal has been an ongoing source of comfort to Aidan, 12, during weekly infusions and surgeries related to his Hunter’s Syndrome.
Thief steals stuffed Cookie Monster from boy undergoing medical trial
Aidan Carter is lost without his Cookie Monster. Hours after the 12-year-old Stratham boy arrived in California to participate in a clinical trial for a treatment he hopes will help his rare genetic disorder, his beloved Cookie Monster was stolen from a rental car outside the San Francisco Zoo.
12-year-old Stratham resident with rare disease gets surprise send off
A 12-year-old Stratham boy battling a rare terminal illness received a special send off this morning. Aidan Carter, who is suffering from Hunter syndrome, and his family are moving to California for six months to take part in a clinical trial. At 5 a.m. a socially distanced drive-by was held for a surprised Carter. The drive-by send-off included friends, family, police officers and members of the fire department.
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author surprises Stratham super fan
STRATHAM — Twelve-year-old Aidan Carter listens to audiobooks of his favorite series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” practically every night before going to bed. With the 15th book in the series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” released last month, Carter was named as the local “Super Fan” of the series by Water Street Bookstore in Exeter and the honor came with quite the perk.
Action for Aidan 5K set for Sunday
STRATHAM — The fourth annual Action for Aidan 5K will take place Sunday to aid a local family in finding a cure for Hunter syndrome. Hundreds are expected to participate in the race at Stratham Hill Park to support the Carter family and their 10-year-old son Aidan, who was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder at 15 months old. The last race in 2017 boasted 450 runners and 18 corporate sponsorships, a number the Carter family hopes to match this year.
Patriots Players Participate in Best Buddies Challenge
Patriots stars Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and James White hit the field at Harvard Stadium again this year for the 20th annual Best Buddies Challenge football game. "It’s exciting, so I’m glad my mom signed me up for it. It’s really fun," said 10-year-old Aidan Carter of New Hampshire. Carter has a rare genetic disorder called Hunter's Syndrome. It’s his first year with Best Buddies. The nonprofit, is dedicated to creating opportunities, friendship and employment, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tom Brady (on Facebook)
Last night, I was fortunate to take part in the 20th Annual @bestbuddies Football Challenge at Harvard Stadium! This weekend over 7 million dollars will be raised to support Best Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Fourth annual Action for Aidan 5K raises $100,000 for Stratham boy's medical treatments
STRATHAM, N.H. —
A boy from Stratham is facing a rare disease with the help of friends and strangers. Aidan Carter was diagnosed with Hunter syndrome, which causes abnormalities in all organs and the skeletal system. The fourth annual Action for Aidan 5K race helped raise funds for a gene therapy trial for Aidan. Nearly 600 runners helped raise $100,000 this year. As a special surprise, nearly 400 people sang for Aidan at the event.
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STRATHAM — Aidan Carter looks forward to his "medicine days" at Boston Children's Hospital. "He gets to sit on the bed, watch movies and eat Cheetos," his mother Jen said. He's also made friends with the staff, who try to make his three-hour treatment as comfortable as possible.
Action for Aidan holding two fund-raisers
STRATHAM — Action For Aidan, a group established to raise money to find a cure for Hunter syndrome, one of seven Mucopolysaccharidoses, or MPS, disorders, will be holding two fund-raising events this month to continue their efforts. Established in honor of Aidan Carter, a five-year-old boy from Stratham, Action for Aidan has already raised close to $60,000 since beginning this year's fund-raising efforts in February.
Action For Aidan 5K is 'heartwarming' community race
If there were ever a reason to run a race, 6-year-old Aidan Carter is it, as he battles Hunter syndrome, a rare genetic disorder for which there is currently no cure. On Sunday, the Action for Aidan 5K will take place at Exeter High School with proceeds to support research into finding a cure for the disorder, which Jen Carter, Aidan's mom, acknowledges has been overwhelming.
Stratham lights up for Aidan with record turnout
STRATHAM — The fourth annual Lights for Lives event marked its biggest success to date, with a packed open house at the Stratham Fire Department. The holiday event is sponsored by the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department and supports a local charity with ties to Stratham. This year's contest raised over $8,000 to support a local charity called Action for Aidan, a Stratham organization that works to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for Hunter syndrome.
Lighting up Stratham for Aidan
STRATHAM — When much of Stratham is aglow in Christmas cheer on Dec. 16, the holiday lights will be subject to judgement from one tough cookie: 9-year-old Aidan Carter. The fourth annual Stratham Lights for Lives contest, hosted by the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department, will support Action for Aidan, a local organization working to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Hunter syndrome. Aidan was diagnosed with the rare genetic disease at 18 months old. There are approximately only 2,000 boys in the world afflicted with the disease today, and currently, there is no cure.
Parents on race to fund cure for boy’s rare disease
A New Hampshire family whose son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder will hold a Father’s Day road race to fund research in hopes of saving their little boy’s life. Aidan Carter of Stratham, N.H., who turns 3 next month, was diagnosed in 2009 with Hunter syndrome — a disorder affecting only 1,500 children worldwide, almost exclusively boys. In each of the cases his parents, Jennifer and Tripp Carter have learned of, the patient did not live past his 20s.
Action for Aidan: Stratham family fights for a cure for Hunter Syndrome
I met Aidan Carter for the first time last fall when doing a story about the Stratham Memorial School’s float for the town’s 300th anniversary parade. The eight-year-old explained how his hearing aids worked as we sat down for an interview before he went on to discuss making the float. I was struck by not only his mature mannerism, but also the kind and gentle nature of his personality.
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