Orchard Student Featured on Good Morning America, Helps Beat A Guinness World Record!

Quick recap: For those new to the Orchard community, Aidan Brown is a seventh grade student here at The Orchard School. He was  diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma on May 20, 2010 just days before his fifth birthday. He relapsed shortly after his 10th birthday. You can read more about his story here.
 
Today, Aidan is happy and healthy thanks to organizations like Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. As Aidan plainly states in his interview below, “They saved my life because they funded treatment.”
 
Watch below to see if they can beat a cookie frosting world record, and hear more from Aidan and Gretchen Witt, co-founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

 
 
 
Aidan has his own foundation as well! The Aidan Brown Foundation aims to help children with cancer stay positive by providing much-needed distractions and by helping them stay connected to the people, places and things they love. 
 
 
We love you, Aidan! 
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    • “I love how supportive everyone is at Orchard. When someone is doing something important, everyone has their back. After everyone heard that I moved on to the district finals in the Spelling Bee, some students offered to help me study. I also love that we don’t just sit down and do worksheets all the time. We learn in fun ways and do cool projects. I remember doing Culture Days in fourth grade and we got to learn about different tribes, how they made their food and how they survived by DOING what they did. The teachers here at Orchard are all so nice. When I had cancer in kindergarten and in third grade, the teachers would ask the students in our class to make me something while I was undergoing treatment, and I just thought that was pretty cool. And my advisory teachers in middle school would ask people to make videos for me. It definitely helped the mental part of it. It made me feel good.”
      What Do You Love About Orchard?

      “I love how supportive everyone is at Orchard. When someone is doing something important, everyone has their back. After everyone heard that I moved on to the district finals in the Spelling Bee, some students offered to help me study. I also love that we don’t just sit down and do worksheets all the time. We learn in fun ways and do cool projects. I remember doing Culture Days in fourth grade and we got to learn about different tribes, how they made their food and how they survived by DOING what they did. The teachers here at Orchard are all so nice. When I had cancer in kindergarten and in third grade, the teachers would ask the students in our class to make me something while I was undergoing treatment, and I just thought that was pretty cool. And my advisory teachers in middle school would ask people to make videos for me. It definitely helped the mental part of it. It made me feel good.”

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