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Community donates thousands of dollars to boys battling rare disease

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

An Aiken County family with two boys who are big fun also have some big bills.

McCall and Sawyer Hydrick suffer from a rare esophageal disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, commonly known as EE.

Because of the disease, the boys have severe allergies that limit what they can eat.

Their mother McKenna Hydrick said the family has a lot of medical expenses, "They drink a medical food formula that's not covered by insurance. It costs about $30 a day to drink this. Then we have tons of medical bills because two of them go through treatments and the maintenance of their disease at MCG."

$2,300 was raised Sunday night for the family at a benefit concert by their church TrueNorth.

"For people to come out and help us out and to donate will free up some money for us to use in other areas of our life. It's just a blessing," said Andrew Hydrick.

Even though the benefit concert was a big help, the Hydricks still have a great need.

If you would like to donate, you can anytime at their web site: http://www.prayforthehydricks.com/   

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