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HayKota- a Journey of a Family
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OUR JOURNEY BEGAN WHEN HAYDEN, NOW 11 AND DAKOTA, 17 WERE DIAGNOSED WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (DMD). DMD IS A GENETIC DISEASE WHICH AFFECTS ALL OF THEIR MUSCLES.

IN 2013, AS THE BOYS AGED AND BECAME MORE DEPENDENT, WE REALIZED THE NEED TO REMOVE THEM FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL AND BEGAN HOMESCHOOLING THEM. IN FEBRUARY OF 2014, MOM (KRISTY) RESIGNED FROM HER POSITION TO TAKE CARE OF HAYDEN AND DAKOTA FULL TIME. IN JUNE OF 2014 WE DECIDED TO TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH BY PURCHASING AN RV AND BEGAN PLANS FOR A CROSS-COUNTRY ADVENTURE. IN MARCH OF 2015, DAD (JONATHAN) LEFT HIS JOB TO PURSUE THIS ADVENTURE.

THE BOYS ARE CONFINED TO WHEELCHAIRS AND HAVE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS. WE WANT TO TAKE THEM ON THIS JOURNEY AND SHOW THEM THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE. HAYDEN AND DAKOTA BOTH HAVE DREAMS, WISHES AND WONDERS AND WE'RE DETERMINED TO MAKE THOSE COME TRUE. WE WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF AMERICA.
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silvas0409 230 points
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xmgatica 290 points
They are in California right now.  Traveling from Texas on a road trip of 48 states with their parents, cat and dog.  They would love to meet Ellen.  Find their incredible story on their website www.haykota.com and Facebook page.  Ellen, you can't pass this up!
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May 23, 2015