18-year-old Austin Pierce suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a debilitating and progressive disorder that causes the wasting of the muscles. Once able to walk with assistance, Austin is now confined to a power chair and cannot move on his own. The Pierce family lives in a home that is not accessible by wheelchair, so Austin's independence is restricted to the kitchen area, due to steps leading into other rooms. His parents struggle with carrying him from room to room due to his age and size.
The Pierce family has desperately fundraised to allow them the ability to move into a more accessible house for their son, Austin, with little success. Their fundraising page an be found here: http://bit.ly/1EyKOMv. Austin's Facebook support page can be found at Austin's Angels of Hope.
Please support the Pierce family and Austin's wish for independence!
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