3-year-old kids should have not a care in the world. That's not the case for little Alex Owens, who lives with neurofibromatosis (NF). This Sunday, Connecticut comes together to help out. Hopefully, you can lend a hand. 

One can hardly fathom what Alex Owens and his mom Diane are going through.

First, you need to know that Alex was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis when he was just 4-months-old. He is being treated for tumors on his brain and back. Right now there is no cure or effective treatment for NF.

Second, you need to know that neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, and affects one in every 3,000 people.

Third, let me share with you that after a sudden and unexpected battle with Guillain-Barré Syndrome recently, Alex's mom Diane found herself a quadriplegic, suffering from various other paralyses, unable to swallow and struggling to breathe. She spent seven weeks in the hospital, but is still dedicated to raising awareness and more for the Children's Tumor Foundation, which is a leading nonprofit organization in the fight to end NF through research.

Finally, here's how you can help. This Sunday, August 28, Leo’s Restaurant in Southbury Connecticut, is hosting a pie eating contest to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis, and the great work of ctf.org. You can register in advance, or day of. You can even just stop by and cheer them on!

Leo's Restaurant is in the Bennett Square Plaza, 7 Poverty Road in Southbury.

Enjoy a fantastic family day while doing something amazing for little Alex and others that suffer from neurofibromatosis.