8-year-old boy recognized for raising money to research rare disease

Cayden was surrounded by family and friends Saturday morning when he received the check, including his best friend from school.

"It means more to me than anything, knowing that we have 18 people here with us today, all family," said Cayden's mom, Jenni Krueger.

Professional dancer Derek Hough also helped present the check, and he said meeting kids like Cayden is why he loves being part of this.

"The secret to living is giving, and they really embody that, and it's really, really beautiful to see that and to see how they're turning sort of a typical bad situation but turning it into something good and to help their community in some way," Hough said.

- By Sanika Bhargaw, WMTV

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