BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - On Wednesday, the Bluffton Township Fire District presented a $19,000 to 11-year-old Jessica Bello and her family.
The money was raised during the 10th annual Boston Butt Fundraiser. Bello suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease that affects the spinal cord and causes muscle wasting. She was also recently diagnosed with Epilepsy.
Bello is confined to a wheel chair and requires around-the-clock care, and the money they received today is going to help pay for her medical costs.
"It's very humbling, the fact that so many people that we don't know actually came together to help us with our needs - we're just very grateful," brother Jonathan said.
This is the most money raised in the Boston Butt Fundraiser in it's 10 year history.
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