Cadence is a 14 year old special needs boy with Autism. Cadence LOVES basketball! On August 20th he was at Lane Park in Quartz Hill playing basketball, when 4 unknown assailants jumped him!! When he tried to crawl away, they pulled him back and beat him some more! When they were finished, they stole his shoes, phone, and his favorite Warriors Jersey! His phone and she's were recovered but alas his favorite jersey was not. Cadence suffered a chest wall contusion, minor head trauma, and alot of bruising. I have known Cadence for about a year as his bowling league coach, and have seen first hand how sweet, caring, and supportive he is! Cadence is a good kid, who did not deserve to have this happen to him. My heart was broken when I heard about this terrible, and undeserving pain he has been forced to suffer! Cadence is both physically and emotionally damaged from this event, and although I can't take that pain away I thought at least we could come together as a community and help replace his favorite jersey, and maybe get him some new basketball shoes to help heal. Also, I would like to help the family with any medical costs that were incurred from Cadence's trip to the hospital that day. His family and I thank you all for your support!
*UPDATE* There's been such an overwhelming amount of support, and so many people have asked me to keep the campaign up until after the 1st so that they can donate to the family's medical expenses after payday, the ambulance ride alone costs $1,500!!! So I am going to keep the account up until then. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT!!!
- Phil Castaldi
- Alan Baxter
- Dulce Noriega
- Diane Wood
- Angie Guzman
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