Lincoln fifth grader wins tickets to see Jason Aldean - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Lincoln fifth grader wins tickets to see Jason Aldean

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Another big drug bust on I-80

    Another big drug bust on I-80

    According to NSP, a trooper stopped a Dodge Caravan speeding near Beaver Crossing on Thursday about 1:50 p.m. 

    More >>

    According to NSP, a trooper stopped a Dodge Caravan speeding near Beaver Crossing on Thursday about 1:50 p.m. 

    More >>
  • Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

    More >>

    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

    More >>
  • Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.