A special garage sale to benefit 21 month old Charleston Goeppert is happening tomorrow in the parking lot of Paulette’s Country Kitchen on Sutton Way. Charleston was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which is a genetic disorder that causes muscle degeneration and weakness. Family friend Lesley Welden is hosting the sale and says she hopes to raise money for the family to buy a special wheel chair for Charleston and bring awareness of the disease.
“They say it occurs in one out of every 6,000 births. But so many people are carriers because when some people do test for gene therapy before birth. This is not a standard one that they do. If both parents have it, which is exactly what happened with this little boy, they’ve got it.”
The sale will feature furniture, camping equipment, baby items high end clothing tools and cookies.
“It’s going to be at Paulette’s Country Kitchen and it’s going to be Saturday, October first from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and if people are not looking to buy anything, I have some of the best bakers in the county, including myself, and we are making fabulous cookies and treats and it’s all for free. If somebody wants to pick up a cookie, they can. If they happen to be able to put fifty cents in the jar, I would be thrilled.”
People can also visit the website Hope for Charleston dot blogspot dot com for more information.