Community members and many local bands will gather at The Q on Sunday in support of 6-year-old Riley Nieder.
Riley, a Temple Elementary School kindergartner, was born with multiple medical conditions, including eosinophilic esophagitis, epilepsy, congenital brain abnormalities and immune deficiency. He relies 100 percent on tube feedings.
The benefit will help Riley's parents, Jim and Jessica Nieder, of Falconer, care for their oldest son. The Nieders, who also have a 4-year-old son named Connor, take Riley to Pittsburgh and Buffalo for care as often as necessary.
Riley Nieder, a 6-year-old Temple Elementary School student, was born with multiple medical conditions. The Q will host a benefit in support of Riley and his family Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. Several area bands will perform.
"It really depends on how his health is doing," Mrs. Nieder said. "If he's doing well, we could go every three months to a doctor, every six months to a specific doctor. Because he sees so many, we usually go somewhere at least twice a month."
Big Leg Emma, Smokin' 45, Two for Flinching, Derek Davis and The Tasty Groove, and Pressure Sensitive will perform. The bands will donate their time to help the Nieder family, and The Q has donated the space for the benefit.
The event will run from 1 to 8 p.m. A chicken and biscuit dinner will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets, which will be available at the door, will be $7 per person or $10 per couple, and half-price after 5 p.m.
More items will be accepted for the Chinese auction. For more information on the benefit or making a donation, call Mrs. Nieder at 720-3153. Those who wish to send monetary donations can mail them to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nieder at 8 W. Mosher St., Falconer, NY 14733.
"The more people who come, the more support we'll have," Mrs. Nieder said. "We've gotten this far pretty much on our own, and it has just gotten harder and harder to go any farther in getting him the care that he needs."