NEWNAN, Ga – The Jett Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, delivered an accessible van to a Newnan, family whose son suffers from the disease on Friday, May, 25.
10-year-old Ryan Pease and his parents, Kathryn and Paul Pease, raised half the funds needed for his $42,000 accessible van through their First Giving Page. The Jett Foundation helped raise the remaining 50 percent of the money.
Duchenne is a fatal form of muscular dystrophy that has no cure and strikes primarily young boys during childhood. Children with Duchenne are born seemingly healthy and decline over time, usually losing their ability to walk around the age of 12 and succumbing to the disease in their early to mid-twenties.