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Cadan's Day held at Quincy Medical Group to raise money for CDH research

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Quincy Medical Group is teaming up with a Quincy family to raise money to tackle a disease that claimed the life of their newborn son.

Cadan Frericks was born five years ago, but passed away after just 12 days because of CDH, a birth defect to his diaphragm. His family was amazed at the lack of understanding about the rare condition so they decided to do something about it.

The 5th Annual Cadan's Halloween Carnival is next month, but on Thursday QMG held Cadan's Day, an event to help raise money and awareness.

"Promote medical research and also just to support our existing programs in the local area. So we thought this was a great way to not only serve our employees some tasty breakfast items but to raise money for CDH," said Abby Schlipmann, the Director of Wellness.

Cadan's mother says they are very pleased to know that the money they are raising is helping other parents who have children with CDH. 

"In St. Louis anyway, the survival rate for CDH babies since Cadan was there, has doubled. And he credits it largely to the carnival. Because he says the carnival has given him and his staff focus."

Cadan's carnival is October 20th at the Knights of Columbus in Quincy. All money raised will go directly to CDH research.

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