Seekonk, MA. – 8-year old Allen Hinckley, the son of Valenti Modified Racing Series driver Les, and wife Tracy, is back home after a 17-day stay at Connecticut Children’s Hospital and a recent two-week stay at Boston Children’s Hospital where he underwent his third surgical procedure for a Congenital Arachnoid Cyst. (Brain Surgery) Arachnoid Cysts are rare. It occurs in 1 out of every 1,000 births.
Last week Boston doctors gave the Hinckley family hope and optimism when they deemed Allen’s surgery a success.
“He’s doing as good as can be expected,” said his grandfather Les Hinckley Jr, Tuesday night. He was sitting here watching the Red Sox with me over the weekend and rooting his team on so that’s a good thing. It gives us hope. We have a long way to go. The kid is amazing, a real fighter.” said his proud grandfather.
Time away from work and spent in hospitals going back to March has put a tremendous strain on the Hinckley family.
The racing fraternity during difficult times is always ready to help in any way.
Wayne Darling, longtime race car owner and Seekonk Grand Prix proprietor announced two weeks ago he plans to open early this Saturday, June 7, and donate all money taken in between 9:00AM and 2:00 PM to help the Hinckley family. “It’s a way for us to help one of our own.” Darling said.
In support of Darling’s gesture, Seekonk Speedway will not open it’s pit gates until 2:00 PM with the hope racers will support what Darling is doing and stop off at the Grand Prix location.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series appears at the Seekonk track that night.
Also Saturday evening, at Sonny’s Place, 349 Main St, Somers, CT., a special event is being held to “Come Support Allen” with music, dancing, food, and beverages. Tickets are $25 per person.
The event will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
-Valenti Modified Racing Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Yelp Photo