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Triangle community rallies together for Caelon Arthur

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The Arthur family is just weeks away from finding out if there's a cure for Caelon. Their 5 year old boy has a rare disorder that gives him recurring strokes. It's a story we've been following the last few months.

The FDA recently approved a plasma therapy that could be the answer to the family's prayers. Jennifer Arthur and Caelon will be traveling to Bethesda, Maryland July 14th for the transfusion at the National Institutes of Health.

In the meantime, the Triangle community has rallied together to help this special, little boy. Two fundraisers were held today, hoping to raise a lot of money to help the family with their growing medical expenses. The first was at Colby's Ride and the second at Buffalo Brother's in Wake Forest.

"The money will go towards all the co-pays on his hospital bills, adaptive strollers, and braces that we have to get done every six months" said Tony Arthur.

Jamie Coats is a waitress at Buffalo Brother's and says Caelon's story has resonated with her because she has three children. "We are all eager and happy to do this, and we are excited."

At all three Buffalo Brothers locations, the entire wait-staff will be donating half their tips for Caelon. The owner says he will match the total sum, dollar for dollar. "I thought it was a way to give back to a local family being that we're a local restaurant" said Matthew Boyd.

Eileen Park

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