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Rhizokids holding Family Fun Day at fairgrounds

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By BEN DUDLEYThe Wilson Post

A local children’s charity is holding a fund raiser at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Rhizokids Family Fun Day will donate all money raised will go to research for a cure/treatment for Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata, or RCDP. This is a fatal form of dwarfism that typically takes the lives of children before they turn 3.

“Our children need help and a treatment is a good start,” said Marsha Sartain, mother of two children with RCDP though her son, Jacob, passed away last year. “A cure would be even better.”

Sartain’s daughter, Abbagale, is one of the older children ever to have this disease. She is 5, and Sartain said she is so proud of how her daughter has fought this terrible condition.

Family Fun Day will feature a cake walk, inflatables, games and prizes for the children. A silent auction will also be held with many items donated by restaurants, car care, tanning salons, massage parlors, grocers, Charlie Daniels and more.

Abbagale has a website where people can check on her and leave her messages at www.caringbridge.org/visit/abbagalecarson. For more information on RCDP, visit www.rhizokids.org.

Staff Writer Ben Dudley may be contacted at ben@wilsonpost.com.

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