ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - At the McDonald’s on Elm Street in St. Charles workers served up burgers, fries and a supersized dose of kindness. On Wednesday dozens of volunteers from orchard farm middle school and workers from five McDonald’s stores hosted a McCare night for 6-year-old Brayden Wood. He`s battling a rare blood disorder known langerhans cell histiocytosis or LCH. The disease affects the brain and other organs. Brayden has been going through chemo for over a year. His mother Rachel Wood says the illness won't stop his spunk and love of Spiderman. She says a trip to Disney world is a great escape.
"It`s called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, it usually attacks the bones and organs and unfortunately in his case it`s in his brain." Said Wood
The make a wish foundation was also part of the group.
"He does very well with his treatments of course he gets sick but that's to be expected but I tell him all the time he`s my super hero." Said Wood
Twenty percent of the stores proceeds between 4 pm and 8 pm went to the family. Owner Deb Bishop says that's good news considering the store had record sales.
"There are local businesses out in the community who want to help." Said Bishop
While a special wish was on the day's menu so is the hope that Brayden will life his life to the fullest.
"It`s beyond amazing its tugs on your heart to see that people support you that don't even know you. He's doing amazing that's what I'm thankful for." Wood said.