Family Sells All for Son with Rare Disease

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HUDSON, Ohio -- A Hudson couple is selling the things they have accumulated in their lifetime to try to save the life of their son. 

Michael and Peggy Wichert are willing to part with almost everything in their Middleton Road home if it means a better life for Jaymes.

Jaymes, 22, suffers from a rare, genetic disorder that causes iron to build in his brain. The degenerative disease is causing Jaymes to lose his eyesight.  He can no longer walk or talk.

Michael Wichert and his son, Jaymes.

Monies raised through their yard sale and donations will go to fund research that might lead to a cure for Jaymes and others like him. 

"We thought that we would take all of the things that we could live without and put them out here (in the yard)," Michael Wichert said.

None of the items are priced.  The Wicherts will accept any reasonable amount.

They pray that people that come don't look at it as an estate sale, but as a donation to help find a cure for people with neuro-degeneration brain iron accumulation.

The Wicherts are also selling their vehicles, a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 1977 Jeep.  They hope to use that money toward a wheelchair-accessible RV. 

The Wicherts have set up two funds at Fifth Third Bank. One for donations for the NBIA research fund and one for the vehicle to transport Jaymes. 

The sale is at the Wichert home at 1708 Middleton Road in Hudson. 

It runs on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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