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My friend Ed has been hospital bound for 9 months. He dreams of spending a day out with friends. Please help us make this dream a reality!

My friend Ed Cleveland was born with the more difficult form of "Brittle Bone Disease", or "Osteogenisis Imperfecta." As the names suggest, his bones break very easily and they heal with difficulty. Due to repeated breakages, at age forty he is permanently confined to a wheelchair. Yes, he is short, but he makes up for it by being someone you absolutely, positively, *cannot* ignore. Not for a minute. He won't let you. The man is full of life, and mischief. Ed's life changed drastically about nine months ago when his trachea or "windpipe" suddenly collapsed. No, it will not get better on its own. He will live with a tracheal tube for the rest of his life. He accepts that, but the situation has left him essentially TRAPPED INSIDE the hospital ever since this happened. We are trying to raise enough money to rent a medical van with a trachea-trained nurse to take him out for a few hours. He *can* only go out for a few hours, but it is his dream. It's the dream that he dreams every day. Wouldn't you?

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