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HayKota- journey across America
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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.



ROLLIN ACROSS AMERICA, MAKING ONE MEMORY AT A TIME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

THE GATICA'S
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silvas0409 230 points
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xmgatica 290 points
These kids are in Burbank CA today and would love to meet Ellen.  Muscular dystrophy won't slow down this family.  Even their dog and cat are along for the road trip of 48 states.  www.haykota.com
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May 23, 2015