Tanner Schmidt, 15, of Brainerd, will be one in a group of young people who will be involved in an ice rink ribbon-cutting and a tree lighting ceremony Saturday at St. Paul’s Rice Park.
Schmidt and the others are involved in the Make-A-Wish program.
Schmidt, who has been diagnosed with a cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, is also expected to be interviewed on KSTP television’s 6 p.m. news on Saturday. KSTP is sponsoring Schmidt’s wish to receive a ski equipment package.
Sandi Schmidt, Tanner Schmidt’s mother, said her son will receive chemotherapy weekly from now through April and will miss roughly one-third of his school days during that period.
Saturday is the kickoff of Rice Park’s ice rink and the first lighting of a tree with 30,000 energy-efficient LED lights.