An inspirational story posted on Facebook by Marielle Marinoff paves the way for what could be a new year’s tradition for us all.
“My husband took my 4-year-old son, who has a rare terminal illness, to Niri Barber for a haircut around lunchtime on a Saturday. Some days he has sensory overload, melts down and wants nothing to do with getting his haircut. It took a few extra people helping to accomplish his haircut that particular day.
When my husband went to pay for my son, he was told another client had already paid for his haircut. The person had already left the salon before my husband could thank them…
I was so touched by the kindness of this person…my family thanks you for your kind and beautiful heart!”
Aiden David Marinoff has Hunter Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has no cure. Life expectancy is roughly 12 years. Aiden’s parents, Marielle and Jason, have created a foundation called Sock-it 2 Hunter Syndrome that funds clinical research. They’ve also teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
If you would like to donate for a cure, visit http://www.sockit2huntersyndrome.org . Be sure to read the “Our Inspiration” tab to learn more about this brave boy and his family.