SYRACUSE — Kids can enjoy some pre-Halloween fun while benefiting a young Syracuse resident in need on Saturday.
A Kids Halloween Carnival For Gracie Hind will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Ogden Union Station. The cost is $5 per child. There will be a variety of games with lots of prizes, a bounce house and huge inflatable slide, many vendors, music and snacks.
It’s being held in conjunction with the Ogden Zombie Crawl, and people are being asked to bring canned food items for the food bank and coats for St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter. All proceeds from the carnival will go to the Hinds family to help cover medical costs.
Gracie Hinds suffered from unexplained seizures last August and was taken by emergency helicopter to Primary Children’s Medical Center, where she was placed in a drug-induced coma for three months.
Gracie woke up from her coma on Nov. 11, 2011, but the seizures persisted but shortened and became more frequent. She spent the next three months in rehabilitation.
In March, Gracie was released from the hospital to be with her family. She has not had a seizure since February, and doctors consider her to be a miracle child.
Gracie has not been able to go back to school, due to being on 15 different medications that cost more than $2,000 a month.