Family asking you to be a superhero

You can <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/event/superhero-charity-walk-run-20120802?id=1182068c-ed8b-44c3-b1c5-d7bf4b5df4be”>be a superhero and make a difference</a> in the life of a 12 year old North Logan boy on Saturday, August 18. It’s all about a fundraiser for Mason Echols who was born with a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy. His mother, Sarah Echols, says Mason has been on a ventilator since birth and a nurse takes him to school every day.

“We have many aids who help with Mason,” Echols explained. “Because of his weight, he’s gotten so big, it used to be that the nurse could do everything, lifting him and move him around.

“Now that he’s gotten so big they have CNAs, men that come in and help lift him in and out of the bath, in and out of the chair because the nurses and my husband and I are having a harder time lifting him and caring for him because of his weight and his size.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Echols said she is pleased that Access Home Care and Hospice is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for a bathroom re-model which the family cannot afford. The <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.accesshomecareandhospice.com/charityrun/Charity%20Run%20for%20Mason%20Echols%20-%20Registration%20Form.pdf”>5K charity walk and run</a> starts at 7:30 a.m. at Elkride Park in North Logan. There will also be a carnival, a silent auction, a raffle with great prizes and a lot more. Runners are encouraged to race in their favorite superhero costume.

Echols says anyone who helps make the fundraiser successful will be a superhero to the Echols family.

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