A heartless thief is believed to have crashed a fund-raiser and made off with a bag of cash meant to help a city firefighter pay for life-changing surgery for his 9-year-old son. But feisty little Aidan Sullivan who was born with a facial defect and no right ear yesterday put up a brave front, with a message for the crook: “I’m going to kick your butt!” “I want to look normal,” said Aidan, whose dad, Tim, is a Bronx firefighter. The Brewster third-grader has hemifacial microsoma, in which one half of the face doesn’t develop correctly.
Hemifacial miscrosomia affects the ear and development of one side of the face. Fortunately a charity stepped in to replace the money. We wish Aidan well.