Festival in honor of baby cancer victim set for Saturday in Wauwatosa

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  • MILWAUKEE - People touched by the life of Paxton Andrews, an infant from Milwaukee who died of cancer, have set up a music festival to raise funds to fight the disease that took his life.

    "He was an amazing little guy," said Sara Santiago, one of the organizers of Paxton's Pablove Fest, about Paxton. Santiago joined TODAY'S TMJ4's "The Morning Blend" on Monday.

  • The festival is in honor of Paxton, who was four-and-a-half months old when he died earlier this year. 

    It will raise money for the Pablove Foundation, a national organizatoin which funds cancer treatment and helps the quality of life of children with cancer.

    Paxton's Pablove Fest has been scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.

  • "This baby (had) an inner soul. He really (heard) us. He had this sly little smile.  He had this way of wrapping everybody around his finger," said Santiago.

    "Anybody who had the chance to meet Paxton was always overwhelmed at how this tiny little guy seemed to know what was going on. If you were talking to him, he would look so intently at you. He was listening to you and letting you get it all out."

  • The festival will include bands like Maritime, Fever Marlene, Rectifier, a member of the Lovemonkeys, Slimrox, Majestic Mudd and others.

    Before the festival, organizers were also taking part and asking the public to join in the Brewers' Mini-Marathon to raise money for a Milwaukee-based childhood cancer-fighting organization, the MACC Fund.