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Cadan's Carnival aims to fund birth defect research

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After a rare birth defect  took the life of 12-day-old Cadan Freriks in 2008, his parents decided to move forward by helping other families learn more about the defect that claimed their son's life.

They organized Cadan's Carnival to raise awareness and raise money to research the condition.
Survivor David Morgan said he fought the same birth defect until he was eight years old.

"It's not that common, but through Cadan's Carnival, Rome and Tiffany Frericks, they're making it more aware,"CDH Survivor David Morgan said.

"We didn't want his life to be in vain," Cadan's dad Rome Freriks said. "We came up with this carnival every year just to celebrate his life and start raising the awareness to get more information out there to families."

The carnival runs from  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Knights of Columbus on 36th Street in Quincy.

The event features:

  • costume contest
  • carnival games
  • hayrack rides
  • horse rides
  • "Birds of Prey"
  • bounce house
  • face painting
  • obstacle course
  • inflatable sports games
  • petting zoo
  • building workshop
  • food
  • prizes

Admission is free, but prices on games and rides vary.

Schedule

Tae Kwon Do Team 1:00-1:30pm
Vancil Dancers 2:30-2:30pm
Sheriff's K-9 Demo 3:00-3:30pm
QDancers 4:00-4:30pm
Costume Contest 4:45pm

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