YAKIMA, Wash. -- Kai Lucas is two years old. He has Progressive Neuromuscular Atrophy, which means there is a disconnect between his muscles and brain. Kai's grandparents have taken charge of raising money to help pay for his medical expenses.
Saturday they held a fundraiser in Yakima. This included a yard sale, bake sale and silent auction. Raising money and cutting expenses has been critical. Kai's family recently moved to be closer to Seattle Children's Hospital to safe travel time and costs.
"Kai spent probably a good portion of the last year basically living at Children's Hospital. A lot of expenses, driving back and forth, all of the developmental toys they can use to keep stimulating him," said Kai's grandmother, Roberta Lucas.
Kai's toys are not the average toys--or the cheapest ones. To help pay for them, the Lucas family sold items at the yard sale donated mostly by local businesses. Further donations can go through Kai's fundraising account at the Yakima Valley Credit Union.