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Five teachers at Perrysburg Junior High School spent Tuesday in wheelchairs to raise awareness about Friedreich's Ataxia, a life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder.

Zac Zies, 13, a student at the junior high school, suffers from the disorder, and a luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Outback Steakhouse, 5200 Monroe St. in Toledo to raise money and awareness of Friedreich s Ataxia. All proceeds will go to benefit Friedreich s Ataxia Research Alliance to help find a cure for the debilitating disease that robs the life of one in 50,000 people in the United States.

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