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Forward family raising money for boy's medical care

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

A Forward family will host a spaghetti dinner and fundraiser on April 27 to benefit their son, who suffers a rare degenerative disease that is eroding his vision, mental acuity and motor skills.

Jennifer Timko-Ambrozic said her son Rex, 5, has been diagnosed with Late Infantile Batten Disease, a genetic disorder that typically is fatal. Most children succumb to the disease between the ages of 8 and 12.

To raise money for his medical services, special equipment and research and advocacy, the family is holding the “Rally for Rex” from 3 to 8 p.m. April 27 in the Homeville Fire Hall. Tickets will be $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and ticket stubs will be drawn for a 32-inch TV door prize.

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