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The family of Tristan Barker and Anderson Hayes are trying to raise money to get a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Please help if you can!!!!

In December of 2008 Tristan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal, muscle wasting disease that affects 1 in 3500 boys. As the disease progresses muscles in his legs get weaker and eventually he will need a wheelchair full time. He is getting really close to being at that point. This disease not only affects legs but ALL muscles in the body. On November 18, 2011 I gave birth to Anderson, who got diagnosed with Duchenne at birth. He doesn't show any signs of the disease yet but will progressively get worse like his brother. They also have two sisters who will never get the disease but the youngest girl (my biological daughter) has a chance of being a carrier like me. Now this is where the need for funds comes in. We are in need of a wheelchair accessible vehicle that seats 6+ and that will eventually hold two boys in wheelchairs with a lift for the wheelchairs. Having two disabled boys plus caring for all the kids' regular needs is proving to be very costly and even with insurance we just cannot afford what they need without losing everything else we have. We are trying so hard to provide everything that will need as they get older but a little help never hurt, right? Anything that we can raise will help us out tremendously and we will be so grateful for anything! Thank you in advance!!!
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