Jayden’s Journey returns for sequel


PROSPECT — The journey continues for a young Prospect boy with a rare chromosome disorder.

Jayden Regalado, 7, was born with a rare chromosome disorder known as Ring 21 deletion, which causes delayed motor functions, delayed growth, mental impairment and physical traits similar to Down Syndrome.

In 2013, his parents, Susan and Delfim Regalado, hosted a fundraising event called Jayden’s Journey to Research. The money raised benefited Chromosome Disorder Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit organization based out of Boca Raton, Fla.

This year the family has revived the event as Jayden’s Journey 2.

The event will be a 2 mile walk or run along the track at Hotchkiss Field, 61 Waterbury Road. It will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Aug. 15.

The cost to participate is $15 for adults. Children will be able to participate for free.
Once again the money raised will go towards Chromosome Disorder Outreach.

Registration for the event can be done online at www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/susan-regalado/Jayden or at the event itself.

Jayden Regalado, the namesake of this event, is continuing to do well.

“Jayden, now 7, is still chugging along trying to reach his full potential. As Jayden’s parents we are pushing and pulling for our little man always, and we stop at nothing,” Susan and Delfim Regalado wrote on the fundraising page.