Family fun day set in Troy to raise money for adoption

Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2012

Laura Wade said she fell in love with a young Eastern European boy the first time she laid eyes on him.

And now she is in the process of adopting that child who has been diagnosed with Apert syndrome. Apert is a congenital disorder that is characterized by malformations of the skull, face, hands and fee

“The skull will fuse too early and not allow the brain to develop,” said Wade. “Right now with this boy, he is three years old and has not any surgeries yet, but if he doesn’t have them soon, the brain will run out of room to grow.”

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Wade said that the journey to locate the child was strenuous, but she knew that it would be worth it in the end,

“These children with Apert have so much resilience, such hope,” said Wade. “How can we have hope left alone, without God. We were called to save him, we have save him.”

To help raise money for the child, Wade has organized the Fall Family Fun Bash and Run for One 5K Dash fund-raiser at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center on November 3.

The event will feature games for children, a carnival-like atmosphere, live music and a 5K run. Admission to the event is $5, and the entry fee for the 5K is $20.

“We are working some things out, but it will be fun for all ages, not just the kids,” said Wade.

For more information on the Fall Family Fun Bash and Run For One 5k Dash, contact Laura Wade at or visit the event page on Facebook.