Firefighters To Help South Dakota Boy With Muscle Disease

Firefighters in Mitchell are working together to raise money for a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.

Paxton Hruby was diagnosed in October with the genetic disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. The family will face ongoing medical expenses throughout the boy’s life because there is no cure for muscular dystrophy.

The Mitchell-based International Association of Fire Fighters and Alexandria fire department will host a fundraiser during the Parade of Lights on Monday, where the Hrubys will ride on fire trucks.

Paxton’s dad, Jeff Hruby, says his son’s positive attitude has been uplifting for the family.

Mayo Clinic statistics show about one in 3,500 people has muscular dystrophy.