LOCAL LEGEND: Ambassador making moves in Armidale
CANCER survivor Aiden Kurikka did Hervey Bay proud when he lived here as the face of Relay for Life. Now, he is making an impression interstate.
The 12-year-old was a Baton Bearer for the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay as it passed through Armidale, New South Wales.
He made history as he carried the baton last week, representing cancer survivors.
Aiden was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer affecting the eye called Retinoblastoma.
His left eye has been removed and he has since recovered from the traumatic childhood experience
His mum Debbie said Aiden had regular check-ups and things were looking good so far.
The family relocated interstate about 12 months ago for work reasons.
The baton will be coming to the Fraser Coast region next month.
Local resident will carry it as it passes through Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and Maryborough on March 25.
Free events will be held at Seafront Oval and Queens Park, as well as an event at Eurong Beach Resort on Fraser Island.