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Skin treatments for charity causes

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It’s an opportunity to get rid of some wrinkles and help a good cause at the same time.

Aiden Silverton and his mom, Jenn, are working together on homework. Something a lot of teens do with a parent. But Aiden has Fragile X syndrome. Jenn is President of the National Fragile X Foundation. “Essentially kids that are born with Fragile X syndrome are missing a crucial protein that you and I have for normal brain development. And the characteristics appear much like autism ranging from mild learning disabilities to severe mental impairment.”

Children who live with Fragile X can still lead very productive lives.

“There is much that they can give and deliver. Aiden thrives on labor, he loves to lift and push and stack.”

He is also a pretty good horseman, competing with other kids. He told TV5 about what he can make a horse do.

“I canter, walk and trot.”

Aiden is also a Special Olympian.

“I’m in track, track and field. I run, cross country.”

To raise money for medical research into Fragile X and autism you can head to the Silverton Skin Institute in Grand Blanc, and receive an injection of a product to relax wrinkles, such as Botox. The big event will be Friday, June 10.

The treatment is priced at a charitable rate and all the money goes to research.

If you do decide to participate, make sure you make reservations in advance by calling (810) 606-7500.

“It’s a win-win, and I like to use the phrase do good and look good doing it,” said Jenn.

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