Caden's Car Show highlights importance of organ donation
5:04 AM, Aug 30, 2015
12:15 PM, Aug 31, 2015
(WXYZ) - For the second year in a row, Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor is hosting Caden's Car Show. The event not only gives young hospital patients a break from their stay, it also highlights the importance of organ donation.
Caden Bowles had a huge love of cars. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and received a heart transplant at just six weeks old. At age seven, he was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, a type of cancer that can be a side effect from taking immunosuppressant drugs. Caden beat cancer, but at age ten, his heart began to fail. His wait for a new donor took long, and he passed away at age 11.
In his memory, people from all over the country have joined Team Caden to honor his memory by making a difference. Their goals are simple:
Use the magic of cars to create extraordinary experiences for sick children.
Increase awareness of the need for organ donation.
Increase investment in congenital heart research and pediatric heart transplants.
Today's car show is open to a limited number of people. Tickets must be purchased in advance. They are $10 per person, and limited to six people per family. Kids 2 and under are free, but must have a ticket. A printed copy of all tickets are required. Parking is $2.