Benefit Held For Pekin Boy with Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Published 08/23 2014 06:34PM

Updated 08/23 2014 06:37PM

PEKIN - A benefit is being held for a young Pekin boy plagued by a serious disease.

Eighteen-month-old Evan Grube has Maple Syrup Urine Disease.

His family and friends are trying to raise money for a kidney transplant.

Grube is on the top of the list for the transplant, but the family needs to raise enough money to support the procedure.

Their goal is to raise $50,000 for the benefit.

And cure their son of the life-threatening illness.

“What we're going to try to do is get as many people as we can to help them and uh, the deserve it. They both work hard. It's a struggle and anybody who needs help you try to help them out,” said Rhonda Randolph, Organizer of the benefit and friend to the family.

Maple Syrup Urine Disease prevents the body from breaking down protein, leading to irreversible brain damage.

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