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Community Hopes for New Home for Disabled Teen

Vilonia coming together for a disabled teen and his mother.
Even though there's been trials, God's done some great things...
VILONIA, AR -- A Vilonia church is hoping to help a Faulkner County disabled teen and his mother. Ten years ago, Marcy Eubanks adopted her nephew, 18-year-old Dylan Treece, who had a rough beginning to life.

"Well he was actually born healthy, but at a near drowning at 10 months of age, it resulted in him having mental retardation, cerebal palsy, dysphaisa, cortical blindess, seizures," Eubanks said. "Even though there's been trials, God's done some great things, because now Dylan can communicate with you some, and now he can at least walk with a walker, he couldn't do any of those things when he first came here."

Beyrl Baptist Church is trying to raise $30,000 to replace their home. 

"He's got a walker that he can't use in here because there's no space," Eubanks said about their current home.

The fundraiser will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Ben's Pizza in Vilonia, with 33 percent of proceeds benefiting the project.

"The house in which they live in right now is beyond repair," Pastor Wade Lentz said. "This is not going to be some extreme home makeover where we build something outrageously big.  But this is going to be an 1,100, 1,200 square foot home that's going to be adequate for their needs."

The outcome aside, Eubanks feels overjoyed at the community's response.

"Regardless of what happens, to know that you are loved, there's no words to describe that," Eubanks said.

Dylan doesn't talk much, but he did whisper his gratitude for those helping his family, "Thank you."

For more information on the event, click here. 

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