Kindness for Kaden

My nephew, Kaden Arthur Richard Sturge is a 10 year old firecracker! He loves video games, playing with his cousins and anything that goes fast….really fast! In 2013 we received the devastating news that he had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This was hard to believe, as he was so active and seemed similar to other children his age, with the exception of being a little clumsy. Duchenne’s is a disorder which causes the muscles to become weaker as you get older. As the muscles get weak they gradually break down.

In October 2015, Kaden (My prince) received his wish through The Children’s Wish Foundation and travelled with his mother, father, and big sister to Disney World. It was a trip of a lifetime and one they will treasure forever!

As you can probably imagine, this has been very difficult news to process in such a short period of time. Not only is it hard to come to terms with all of this, but his family has had had to sell their home to purchase a wheelchair accessible home, they have had to purchase his wheelchair, a chair lift, and other specialized equipment. Kaden has also had to change schools to accommodate his needs.

He is now at a point where he requires more assistance to make life a little better. He is in need of many things, such as a wheelchair accessible van, a lift for home, a hospital bed, and an accessible bathroom. I am hoping you will find it in your heart to give. Even if it is only a little, it will be greatly appreciated.

My family doesn’t usually reach out, but we are in a time of need and will require lots of prayer and love to make it through. 

If you would like to know more about Kaden’s condition please visit:

FYI -  I am located in New Brunswick, but Kaden resides in Newfoundland


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Laura Sturge Kendall 
Oromocto, NB
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