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Friday, June 10, 2016

Garage sale to benefit Prescott boy with DMD



A four-day garage sale this weekend at the old Ptacek’s IGA building at 1449 Orrin Rd. in Prescott will help benefit a young Prescott boy diagnosed with Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) along with his family.

Trenten Williamson was diagnosed with DMD when he was two years old. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) results in progressive loss of strength and is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes for dystrophin. The progressive muscle weakness leads to serious medical problems, particularly issues relating to the heart and lungs.

Trenten had surgery for his back and pelvic bone back in January which has forced him to miss school and forced his mother to take time off from work to care for him. He has upcoming hip surgery. All proceeds from the garage sale will go directly to Trenten and his family: his mom Jeri, his sister MaKenna, and his little brother Landen.  This will help with living expenses while Trenten continues to recoup. The money will also be used when Trenten has his next surgery.

The sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9-11 (Thursday through Saturday) and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  on June 12 (Sunday). Those wishing to donate items can call Courtney Lamb at (651) 324-4091. Those unable to be at the garage sale but still wish to donate can do so by going to Trenten’s GoFundMe website at www.gofundme/trentenwilliamson.

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