Local student and parent fundraise for seven-year-old with Leukemia


These cookies and lemon pie cupcakes are gold for childhood cancer awareness.

Co-Owner of The Baer Bakery, Kelly Baer, says, “he’s a local seven-year old boy who is battling cancer for the second time.”

Aiden Snyder was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a rare form of leukemia requiring Aiden to undergo a bone marrow transplant at just seven-years-old.

“Obviously Erica Snyder was just an amazing person and great influence on our son,” says Baer.

Aiden’s mom, Erica, is a teacher at Fort Concho Elementary School. She is taking the year off through the family and medical leave act, but once her protected leave is over, money will be tight.

Ella’s Happy Sweets, Ella Elkins, says, “she is definitely one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.”

Ella, one of Erica’s former students, started Ella’s Happy Sweets and teamed up with The Baer Bakery to help fundraise for Aiden. $30 by the dozen and 15% of the proceeds going to the Snyder family, and they are delighted by the outcome.

“It’s been a really big success so far. We kind of underestimated how many people were going to support this,” says Baer.

As for Ella, she misses her favorite teacher around school.

“I with that she was here right now and still at school and that her son didn’t have cancer,” says Elkins

 The Concho Valley can help fundraise and buy these baked goods from The Baer Bakery’s Facebook page as well as Ella’s Happy Sweets Facebook page.

“They can also donate directly to his gofundme account, both Ella and I have them linked to our business page. So, it isn’t just the community that can help, it can be much bigger than that,” says Baer.

Kelly says this isn’t a small feat however the community is gathering around to support the Snyder family.

“It’s just a thank you, like you were amazing, you deserve to get some back to,” says Baer.

Bahama Bucks got involved in the fundraiser, as well. 25% of the proceeds from all “yellow snow” shaved ice, such as lemon, mango, pineapple, will be put towards #AidenStrong.

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