Students at Hancock Day School raised $2,500 to fight a disease that threatens the life of a single mom who attended the school years ago.

Lindsay Ashman has the neurological disorder Friedreich's Ataxia. The disease has put Ashman in a motorized wheelchair, slurred her speech and threatens her life.

The money raised by the 195 students will go to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, which is working to find a treatment or cure for the life-shortening disorder.

Ashman and her 5-year-old son Clay Proper visited Hancock Day School, 5526 Skidaway Road, on Thursday to show their gratitude.

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