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Lincoln fifth grader wins tickets to see Jason Aldean

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By: Jenn Schanz
jschanz@klkntv.com

A big dream came true for Holmes Elementary fifth grader Kaden Cook, when he won tickets to the Jason Aldean concert.

Kaden has born with a genetic condition; he has fluid on his brain that's caused developmental disabilities.

Despite being unable to talk, music has always been a source of therapy for him.

Jason Aldean, being his favorite therapist.

"His song will come up on the radio and he just starts dancing and when I turn it up, then his hands get moving and it's....it's just awesome," says his mom, Melissa Cook.

Kaden won the tickets when staff from Holmes Elementary called into a Froggy 98 contest for him.

Cook wasn't sure if their seats would be wheelchair accessible, but was going to get Kaden there no matter what.

"I was just very thankful that we got Jason Aldean tickets. and if I had to carry him, well, it's not a big deal," she says.

Good news, any ticket for a Pinnacle Bank Arena show can be exchanged for a handicapped accessible ones.

Kaden's teacher Michelle Hennig says the concert will give the upbeat fifth grader a chance to express himself through music.

Despite his obstacles, she says Kaden brings a special energy to the classroom.

"I think he kind of keeps the rest of the students upbeat. And gives them a way to kind of feel better by helping him out," Hennig says.

So what's Kaden favorite Jason Aldean hit?

Cook says he loves them all, but that "Dirt Road Anthem" and "Take a Little Ride" are his favorites.

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