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Fill the Boot sends local boy to summer camp
Dawson EMS presents fifth grader with $10,000 check
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Ten-year-old Gabriel Broes, who has muscular dystrophy, shows off the $10,000 check that was donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association from the Dawson County Emergency Services September Fill the Boot fundraiser. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
During Labor Day weekend, Dawson County Emergency Services members conducted their annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), an organization that aids in finding cures and treatments for muscle debilitating diseases like Muscular Dystrophy and ALS. The drive raised a little more than $10,000 for the MDA to help provide life-enhancing resources and support to children and adults with muscular dystrophy and other muscular diseases. On Sept. 27, Dawson EMS presented a check in that amount to Gabriel Broes, a local 10-year-old with muscular dystrophy, who then gave the check to MDA to help further their services and help them find a cure for muscle debilitating diseases. Broes' mother Shelly Teems, father Sal Broes and little sister Sophia were present when the Fill the Boot proceeds were donated to MDA representatives.