Aiden Update! His Book of poems will be on sale JUNE 1 called, “Words from Aiden”. His email is listed below. Contact him if you are interested.

I found out about Aiden’s poetry through Facebook after his father, Warren posted the first poem that Aiden had written. He had been hospitalized for a blood clot a month ago and was unable attend his father’s video production of  “Don’t Touch My Truck”, but that did not stop him from being productive. It was a poem that he had created and when I read it, I knew right away that Aiden was talented. He now has 6 poems that he has written since then. I personally met Aiden during his father’s filming of his 2nd video, “Country Things”.  When I intoduced myself, he was lying down in the back of his father’s SUV  because of the blood clot. His positive attitude and determination impressed me so much that I asked if I could interview him. He happily agreed and then sent me an autobiography. In his own words he opens up about his courageous journey.  We filmed his video interview at his house on March 20,2013 and as soon as we finished shooting, Aiden asked to have a picture of himself with the other children. Pay attention at the end of the video because there is a short piano clip of a song that Warren had written about Aiden. It’s called , “My Son”,  and is a touching tribute to Aiden and how unselfish he is.

Aiden Silver’s Bio:

Hello, my name is Aiden Silvers and I’m here to share a small portion of my life with you. I will be releasing a book about my whole life story in the near future and a book about the poems I write. My poems express my feelings and affect people’s lives in a positive way. The thing is, I don’t try to write poems…. It just comes to me like it’s from God.

I’ve had many struggles and close calls in my life, like sickness, surgeries, procedures and accidents, I’ve stayed stong, kept positive and used my faith in God to get me through it. I would love to give more detail… but I guess you’ll have to wait for the book.

I was born in South Florida on August 13th, 1994 with a disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This disease started to take effect on me at the age of 2. My parents thought something was strange when I began to stop walking and resorted back to crawling and rolling soon after. The Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me until they decided to do a muscular biopsy and found I had SMA.  Soon after my diagnosis, my mother ran out on me  and my dad, turned down a record deal to raise me. When I  was 10 years old my father met an angel inside a woman’s body who was recently divorced from an abusive relationship and was also raising a 2-year-old girl. They now have 4 kids together , 2 boys and 2 girls . We have been together 9 years now and will always stay that way…………… My dad can finally resume his music career.

Like I said this is a very short version of my story. Before I go I’d like to educate you a little about Spinal Muscular Atrophy. There is a gene that’s lacked in your spine which carries the signal from your brain to your muscles to move them without  the gene, muscles begin to atrophy, grow dense, fragile and weak. About 1 in every 50 adults are a carrier of SMA. Both parents must be carriers. Most children do not make it past a year and I was predicted to die at 4 years old. But I am 18 and have type 2 SMA. I am fortunate to eat, talk, and have enough hand movement to drive a wheelchair and use a computer mouse. Computers are my life. My contact info is gosuaiden14@yahoo.com  Please scroll all the way down to find the video!

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Plythe Freedman holds a MA in Youth Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a mother of two. Her passion for small businesses and her community has been displayed through her many hours of volunteering and meeting with city officials to assist in promoting Fort Pierce. She is also a former board member of Grace Way Village, a non profit organization that helps clothe and feed disadvantaged children. She is a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and a former Royal Palms member. She served on the RDC advisory board at Suncoast Mental Health Center. And She was appointed by a City Commissioner to serve on the CRA Advisory Committee as the chair. She worked with Frontline For Kids as their public relations specialist and had her own column in the Lincoln Park Main Street Showcase. Plythe's goal is to promote Fort Pierce as a destination for families to visit, live, work and play.

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