Coming Together for 2 Month Old with Cancer

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A community is rallying behind a newborn diagnosed with cancer.

Friends and family held a benefit for 2-month-old Colden O'Connor of Scranton at Morgan'z Pub Saturday night.

Colden was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, a month ago.

Organizers said the community came together to make the event possible.

"It's very overwhelming. We've had a lot of people come, a lot of baskets donated, a lot of monetary donations," said organizer Casey Welby.

All the money raised will go to the family to help with Colden's medical bills.

2 comments

  • J (@ds18301)

    Nice to see the community response! But…….In a “great” country, this family should not have to do this to cover medical expenses. Health insurance CEO’s make between 20-60 million dollars a year (before bonuses for successfully denying the most claims). They also now pay little or no taxes under the trump/gop tax bill. WE pay their salaries as well as have to pay the tax shortfall from there reduced tax bill. Trump gave 16 BILLION dollars to corporate soybean farmers this year to make up for their losses due to his inane tariffs. And people still vote against their best interests. smh…

    • whopperplopper

      “They also now pay little or no taxes under the trump/gop tax bill.”
      do you have proof of that statement? or are you just repeating sound bite that you were told?
      please show what taxes were paid by any health ins co this year vs the last 5 yrs to back up your claim

      “Trump gave 16 BILLION dollars to corporate soybean farmers this year to make up for their losses due to his inane tariffs.”
      Thank FDR for starting that program.
      When you have VIABLE proof of wrongdoing please come back again.

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