Hope for Quinn: Brio Rolls Out the Red Carpet for 5-Year Old Cancer Patient

DSC_8589-36Thanks to Brio Tuscan Grille in Westlake, five year old Quinn Demko got one of his wishes granted Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21.

Little Quinn is battling an aggressive, rare brain tumor called sPNET. Quinn’s party of 12, which included his family, was given the red carpet treatment (literally) at Brio Tuscan Grille at Crocker Park.

Brio added many special touches to the dinner, with lots of support from the Westlake Police Dept., the City of Westlake and Mayor Dennis Clough.

DSC_8505-25An official police escort with flashing lights and the West Shore Enforcement Bureau SWAT vehicle led the way as Quinn & Co. were chauffeured up Main Street and around the traffic circle at Crocker Park.

They were escorted along a red carpet leading the family to their private dining room within Brio. Several hundred well-wishers lined the streets, many with cameras, making this a special ‘Papparazzi’ event for Quinn to enjoy.

Superheros were also on hand, and Quinn was able to meet with chefs from the Bravo Restaurants family (Quinn loves chefs and cooking shows). Brio General Manager Patrick Granzier even presented Quinn with a special Brio chef’s coat made just for him.

DSC_8437-16A local magician and violinist added to the fun. And a chef performing tableside bananas foster followed a great meal. Mayor Dennis Clough even proclaimed Quinn as “Mayor of Westlake” for the day and Chief of Police Kevin Bielozer presented Quinn with a special Heroes Award, the department’s highest honor.

To learn more about Quinn and his story, please visit: http://hopeforquinn.com/



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