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Granny Basketball game being held to help two boys battling rare diseases

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A unique type of fundraiser is happening in Jesup Thursday to benefit two terminally-ill young boys.  Granny Basketball!

Around 15 months old, Mason Gonzalez was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Angelman Syndrome (also known as AS) is a rare, nero-genetic disorder characterized by severe intellectual and developemental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures and jerky movements.

Reed Havlik is battling a rare disease called Vanishing White Matter, a rare neurological condition that destroys myelin, the brain’s white matter.  Reed is one of about 170 cases of Vanishing White Matter Disease in the entire world.

The game will entail women's 1920 rules with three courts (front, center, back), no running, no jumping, only two dribbles, and three fouls.  It will be held Thursday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jesup South Gym.  Admission is $4.00.  There will also be a silent auction to raise additional funds to help out Mason and Reed.

Learn more about Miles for Mason and Team Reed.

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