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November 15, 2012

Walk for Brody aims to help local child walk



T-shirts, bracelets and car decals will be sold during the event to support the cost of Brody’s needs.

“Depending on how much we raise, the money will go toward medical bills, a gait trainer and surgeries that he can have, but insurance won’t pay for it. We are also hoping to get him braces for his legs. Our number one goal we want to accomplish is raise $1,200 to purchase a gait trainer so he can sit up and help him to hopefully walk one day,” Goebel said. “We’re hoping to have a lot of special needs children at the event. I hope this will bring everybody together to help raise awareness.”

Brody was selected to receive $500 through Louie Herron Toyota’s Love Bucket in September.

“One local family purchased Brody’s special needs stroller. Gamma Sigma Sigma at Georgia College has been awesome in helping us with this fundraiser. The nursing students are going to come volunteer Saturday as well,” Goebel said. “Brody is just a really sweet, calm-natured little boy. You can tell he tries really hard to pay attention and he has all of these things working against him, but you can feel his spirit pushing through.”

For more information about the event, to purchase T-shirts in advance, or to make a monetary donation, visit

“We want Brody to walk and be able to play with other children. Even though he has no vision, we still want him to enjoy his life. I think we all need to give this little boy a chance as we did,” Leigh said. “We love [Brody and Hope] dearly and want the best for both of them. Brody has the sweetest smile and loves to cuddle and coos to everyone. Please help our family.”


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