Vince Neil, Michael Godard, JD Scott, Horny Mike, Dirk Vermin and more Come Together to Surprise Teen with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Vince Neil, Michael Godard, JD Scott, Horny Mike, Dirk Vermin and more Come Together to Surprise Teen with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Local teen, Cashel Gardner, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 at six months of age. Doctors warned his parents that he would not live past two years old. On Saturday, January 10 Cashel turned 18 (Pictured: Horny Mike from HISTORY’S hit TV series “Counting Cars” – Photo credit: Radiant Inc.) 

Vince Neil with Cashel Gardner on his birthday celebration held at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Vince Neil with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

An avid fan of Las Vegas celebrations and star-studded red carpet events, Cashel was surprised with his very own to commemorate the milestone birthday.

Celebrities with Cashel Gardner on his birthday celebration held at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Celebrities with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

The celebration of Cashel’s 18th birthday not only commemorates his journey and battle against SMA but will also bring hope to parents and children facing a similar diagnosis.

Dick Vermin with Cashel Gardner on his birthday celebration held at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Dick Vermin with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

Held at the Palms Casino Resort and sporting a superhero theme to honor Cashel as an everyday hero, guests donned capes and enjoyed superhero themed cakes from Showboy Bakeshop.

Michael Godard with Cashel Gardner on his birthday celebration held at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Michael Godard with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

Walking the red carpet to celebrate Cashel’s momentous birthday was Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil; rock star artist Michael Godard who presented Cashel with a custom superhero painting; Horny Mike from HISTORY’S hit TV series “Counting Cars” who gave Cashel his coveted horns; Dirk Vermin from A&E’s “Bad Ink”; HGTV’s JD Scott; local headliners and many more.

Cashel Gardner superhero themed cakes from Showboy Bakeshop at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Cashel Gardner superhero-themed cakes from Showboy Bakeshop at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

JD Scott with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
JD Scott with Cashel Gardner on his birthday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Radiant Inc.

For more information about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, visit the SMA Foundation.