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Cancer patient gets special surprise at SPAC

Created: 07/10/2014 11:26 AM WNYT.com
By: Jessica Riley

SARATOGA SPRINGS – An 8-year-old ballet fan will enjoy a big surprise this week at SPAC, as she gets the opportunity to meet the dancers of the New York City Ballet.

Aria VanDreason is a St. Jude patient who will be able to participate in the New York City Ballet Children’s Workship on the Lawn on Friday.

She’ll also watch a live NYCB performance and meet the professionals backstage.

Aria was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor and became a patient of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2011.

She has had her tumor removed and continues to visit the hospital every six months for checkups.

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