HJ/EDMarch 27, 2006

Holy Trinity kindergartner beneficiary of fundraiser

By Lynda Jensen
Editor

Holy Trinity kindergartner Andrew Nix might seem like any other active 6-year-old, but he’s an old timer when it comes to surgery.

He’s had 14 of them, relating to when he was born with a neural defect involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord and their protective coverings, caused by the failure of the fetus’ spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy.

That doesn’t stop the energetic little guy, since he manages to wrap nurses around his finger, said his mom Ann.

“He’s a charmer,” she commented. He wears leg braces, and wasn’t expected to walk – but is doing so despite doctor’s predictions.

Nix he will be featured as one of two recipients of the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation event planned for 6 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnasium.

Andrew wanted to know if people would cheer for him at the game; and in fact, he expected to be able to play at the game himself. He was disappointed to find out only seniors play, Ann said.

In fact, when star players converge to play ball at the event, a bit of history will be made as Andrew watches his big brother, Joe Nix, 18, a senior at Holy Trinity, play ball.

Andrew also has two sisters Shannon, 10, and Elizabeth, 15, who attend Holy Trinity.

Currently, raffle tickets for the fundraiser are on sale for the event at the Holy Trinity High School office in Winsted.

Tickets for the fundraiser will be sold at the door, said Andrew’s father, Tim.

Andrew’s fundraiser set for Fri., March 31

Andrew Nix will be one of two beneficiaries of the eighth annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation event 6 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnasium. One hundred percent of the proceeds are used to help the selected children.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for $1 each, and may be purchased at the Holy Trinity High School office in Winsted.

Tickets for the fundraiser can be bought at the door.


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