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Firefighters, community come together to support young boy battling rare disease

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Attendee throw axes to help raise money for a young boy with a rare disease. (Credit: KMOV) Attendee throw axes to help raise money for a young boy with a rare disease. (Credit: KMOV)
VALLEY PARK (KMOV.com) -

The Monarch Fire Department came together to help out a fellow firefighter’s son that was diagnosed with a rare disease.

Local firefighters partnered with the Axes Games to hold an ax-throwing competition Tuesday night to raise money for 7-year-old Camryn, son of Monarch firefighter Adam Coughlin.

Camryn was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease and recently had a bone marrow transplant.

Attendees threw axes in an elimination-style tournament to raise money to help with Camryn's medical bills.

"He's an awesome kid. It's unfortunate what he's going through," Monarch Firefighter Sam Jenne said.

It may take about six months for the transplant to fully take effect. If the procedure is successful, it would slow the progression of the disease.

Organizers hope to raise $5,000 to help Camryn's family.

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