A benefit is planned for Sept. 17 in Quincy for Carole Trainor, head of digital library technology at O'Neill Library, whose 7-year-old son is undergoing treatment in Minnesota for a life-threatening genetic disorder.
Trainor is on family leave while her son, Stephen Kenny, receives treatment for adrenoleukodystro - phy, or ALD, the rare disease spotlighted in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil."
The boy faces months in the Minneapolis hospital in the wake of an experimental stem-cell transplant that doctors hope will arrest the progress of the terminal disease.
Friends hope to raise money to help defray the expenses that Trainor, a divorced mother of two whose younger son is only 20 months old, will incur traveling and maintaining an apartment near the hospital while Stephen convalesces.
Tickets for the benefit dinner-dance at the Sons of Italy in Quincy are $20. In addition, two trust funds have been established: the Stephen Kenny Fund at Redberry Credit Union, 281 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122; and the Trust for Stephen, care of Mary Trainor Goslin, at 11 Jay Rd., Norwell, MA 02061.
- Mark Sullivan
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