On April 14th, members of the Halifax music community come together for a benefit show for Aaron John Walter Parsons.
COME TOGETHER will feature a reunion set from The Jimmy Swift Band and performances from Halifax's favourite party band The Mellotones, East-Coast powerhouse Slowcoaster, the Duke of Loops, and a special performance by Hu Noo.
Tickets are 25/35/50 advance - Three price tiers are available to give people the opportunity to donate more for the family should they choose to do so. Tickets are available at www.tickethalifax.com.
A silent auction will be held from 8 - 11 pm. All proceeds from the show and silent auction will go to supporting Aaron John Walter and his family in this difficult time. If you are interested in donating to the silent auction, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Cause:
Aaron John Walter Parsons is a sweet little four year old boy who loves watching Maya the Bee and Thomas the Tank Engine, reading books, jumping on trampolines, running, spinning around and playing with his mom and dad, Kim and Daryl.
On February 25, 2018, Aaron was rushed to the Janeway with pneumonia on his left lung. During his treatment it was discovered that Aaron was also suffering from T. Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
Doctors have prescribed an aggressive treatment for Aaron that will include six to eight months of intensive chemotherapy treatments and three years of maintenance treatments after that. For any child this treatment would be painful, but on top of this, Aaron is also autistic—presenting a unique challenge when providing him care and support.
Aaron's prognosis has been positive and doctors are optimistic about his full recovery, but his parents will need to take significant time away from their jobs immediately and over the course of the next few years to provide Aaron with the support that he needs during his treatment. Come Together aims to help the family with financial support through the healing power of music.