Shady Rays builds play set for 4-year-old cancer patient

A Louisville family fighting pediatric cancer received a gift of a custom play set on Friday.
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Volunteers with Shady Rays partnered up with the Roc Solid Foundation to give a boy undergoing cancer treatment a special surprise.

On Friday, 4-year-old Jaxson and his family came home to a brand new, custom backyard playset.

Jaxson is a pediatric oncology patient undergoing treatment at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville after he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in June.

The sunglass company said that they are proud to put these play sets for families impacted by disease.

“The kid most of the time is surprised,” Jenny Howard with Shady Rays said. “They don’t know this is going to be in their backyard so they and their siblings can play. A lot of our crew here today are full-time employees for Shady Rays, and when we said we were doing another play set build, they couldn’t wait to get out here.”

The company works with Norton Children’s Hospital to pick candidates to receive the playground. During the Play Defeats Cancer Tour, Roc Solid and its partners build 30 playsets in 30 days for kids fighting cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.