Dobbs Ferry residents kick up donations for boy with rare brain disease

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Community members came together Saturday to help a Westchester child suffering from a rare disease.

Despite the weather, Gould Park in Dobbs Ferry was filled with children enjoying a kickball tournament fundraiser for 9-year-old Jacob Moon.

Jacob suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare brain disease known as children's Alzheimer's.

Sanfilippo syndrome affects one in 70,000 children across the country. The life expectancy of those affected by the disease is 10-20 years old.

The Dobbs Ferry community organized the event to help Jacob’s family with the cost of health care.

They also want to raise awareness about the disease.

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