Roc Solid Foundation builds playset for girl battling cancer
Two-year-old Ariadna Lopez from Chesapeake received this as a gift so she can have fond memories for many years to come.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Many children have fond memories of spending their free time on warmer days rocking and climbing on a playground equipment.
Recently, two-year-old Ariadna Lopez of Chesapeake received this gift at her home so she can have memories for many years to come.
It makes extra sense as she is currently battling leukemia at The King’s Daughters Children’s Hospital in Norfolk.
The Roc Solid Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps pediatric cancer patients and their families, and TowneBank joined forces to build Lopez a brand new playset on April 2.
“We love the work Roc Solid is doing to support families battling childhood cancer,” said Brad Schwartz, the president and COO of TowneBank.
“Our Towne family relishes the opportunity to serve others directly — and that’s what we hope to do today, creating hope for Ariadna and her family.”
Although Lopez was unable to attend due to her treatments, a Play Kit was delivered to her at CHKD. It contained items for her to play with on set, such as chalk and bubble guns. Each child who receives a playset will also receive this type of playset.
“Ariadna’s family was so grateful for the support from Roc Solid and TowneBank,” said Kelly Perdomo, the Roc Solid Foundation Program Coordinator.
“This family has been through so much and never imagined that someone would do something like this for them and their little girl. Mom facetimed Ariadna while we were building the playset, and the excitement on her face said it all. She can’t wait to get out of it. come to the hospital to play!”
The Roc Solid Foundation plans to give 125 playsets to families in Virginia and North Carolina as they build playsets.