Upcoming Fundraiser: A Pro-Aesthetic Evening

A Pro-Aesthetic Evening, a collaboration of artist, dancers, and musicians will be held on Saturday Oct. 25 at the Jamestown Arts Center, to raise funds for Braden! 
Jamestown Arts Center, Oct. 25th 
*VIP ticket  $100 (pre party includes one complimentary drink, cash bar, open questions with artist, first view of art work and silent auction of photography for sale (best seating) 
Arrive 6:30
*Performance only: $70
Arrive 7:30 pm
*Performance from 8 until 9pm

Braden's Story

When a thorn pricked 32-year-old Braden Leonard’s hand last month, he did not consider the unassuming wound would soon become life threatening. 

On June 5 the Newport resident and 9-year veteran of the Johnston Fire Department fell on the thorn while biking in Newport's Ballard Park.

When the symptoms worsened the next morning, he turned to his Facebook friends for help. He described “massive inflammation” and other symptoms such as “fever, generalized weakness and fatigue.”