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NJLCA sends out call to action to help contractor's family

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The association is hoping to give a donation to a New Jersey landscaper whose children have been diagnosed with Hunter syndrome.

| April 6, 2011

Jeff Leider of Echo Valley Landscape, Elmwood Park, N.J., and his family are in dire need of your help. He and his wife's two boys, Jason and Justin, 4 and 2 years old, have been diagnosed with Hunter syndrome. Hunter syndrome, a condition that literally batters children's bodies, leaving them with swollen internal organs, bloated faces and possible dementia before they are old enough to drive a car, currently has no cure. At best, Jason and Justin will face weekly intravenous treatments for their rest of their lives. At worst, if they have the form of Hunter Syndrome that affects their brains, they may stop talking in a few years and lose all ability to function. Costs could reach $300,000 per child per year.
 
The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association would like to donate a check to the family at their fundraising dinner at the Venetian on April 27 from the members of the NJLCA. A letter will also be presented to the family listing the names of all of the donors.
 
Click here to donate to the cause.

What is Hunter syndrome? It is a condition that literally batters children's bodies, leaving them with swollen internal organs, bloated faces and possible dementia before they are old enough to drive a car.

To read a story about the Leider family in The Record, click here.
 

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