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Bowling benefit to raise money for special needs teen


Like any normal teenager, 13-year-old Stanley Dawson likes to play around and good off. But, his life hasn't been easy...he lives with Cerebral Palsy.

Nearly two years ago, his family's wheelchair-accessible van was totaled in an accident. Without the van, getting to and from physical therapy has become even more complicated. Stanley and his nurse now must wait for medical transportation.

"Having medical transportation it has been a little difficult with everyone else riding the medical transportation van. You know, getting him back at a decent hour," said Rita Dawson, Stanley's mother.

Often, Stanley and his nurse spend several hours a day waiting on transportation.

But, 23-year-old Brent Miller hopes to get Stanley a new set of wheels. Miller was paralyzed from a gun accident in 2001. He is the co-founder of an organization called BAM.

After learning about Stanley, Miller decided to start a bowling league to raise money for a new van. It's called "Knock  'em down for Stanley."

The tournament will be Jan. 28 at the Palestine Bowling Center.




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