Manhattan Students Help Classmate with Muscular Dystrophy

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A young boy living with muscular dystrophy got a little help from his friends at school Thursday.

The students at Manhattan's Amanda Arnold School spent several weeks putting change in jars and holding auctions to help Breckin Cubie get a new motorized wheelchair.

The school held a presenation Thursday to unveil their grand total. The students raised $2,860. The amount allowed the students to pie eleven staff members and their Principal, Larry Liotta.

The fun didn't stop there. Clark and Christy Linders, owners of local McDonalds restaurants, matched the students' efforts. Their gift, plus more late donations, brought the final tally for Brek's family to $6,120.28.

In addition to the money, the students presented Brek's service dog, Twister, with a bone and they surprised Brek with a picture they noticed he had bid on at the school carnival's silent auction, but couldn't afford to raise the price any higher.

Thank you for any publicity you can give Brek. There is an account called the Breckin Cubie Fund at Community First Bank where tax deductible contributions can be made to help Brek. Thank you. Barb Brelsford

Brek has appeared on WIBW-TV through the local Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

To help:
Donations to help the family may be made to the Breckin Cubie Fund at Manhattan's Community First Bank

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