Surgery success for city pupil

Ryan Cavanaugh, a 10-year-old boy who needed to undergo emergency open-heart surgery earlier this month, had a successful procedure and is on his way to recovery, Nicole Dane, a friend of the family, said last week.

Ryan is a fourth-grade student at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School, but he has been out of school since his family learned he would need the surgery. He underwent surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston on March 12.

Dane said the community continues to show support for the family, which has received several items to raffle off. The list of items includes a pair of Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees tickets for June 9 and gift certificates to P&L Landscaping, the 99 Restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts and the Dowg Shack.

Raffle tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to the Cavanaugh family. The raffle will run from today to March 31. The drawing will be April 1.

For more information, call Charlotte Avenue School at 594-4334.