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This fundraiser ended on 12/30/12

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The family and friends of Patrick Cogan are uniting to raise money to purchase a retrofitted wheelchair van and to make medical renovations

Friedrich's Ataxia (FA) is a rare genetic disease that causes debilitating nervous system damage and movement problems. As with most degenerative nervous systems diseases, there is currently no cure or effective treatment. Physical therapy and other treatments can manage some symptoms, but it takes grit and determination to fight a disease whose progression never ceases. Patrick was diagnosed with disease about two years ago, after incorrectly believing since he was a child that it was an altogether different disorder. His mobility has progressively deteriorated and he now relies almost exclusively on his wheelchair to safely get around. With your help we can help Patrick purchase and retrofit a wheelchair accessible van that will include a motorized ramp and hand controls. We are also hoping to install an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp at his mother's home and adopt a service animal for individuals with mobility issues. We are incredibly touched by your eagerness to give. Thank you, thank you for your support!

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