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Windows for a Cause helps grant wish to boy with muscular dystrophy

Posted at 10:38 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 00:26:53-04

APPLETON, Wis. — Logan Bowers of Howard is an energetic five-year-old.

"He is all boy. He is very caring and loving. He loves to give hugs," said his mom, Becky.

He also likes to build Legos with his idol, his older brother, Easton. Both boys are battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy which is a genetic muscle degeneration disease.

"The normal progression of the disease is a wheelchair between the ages of 11 and 13. The normal life span is between the ages of 20 and 30," explained Becky.

She was shocked to learn that she's a carrier of the gene that causes DMD.

"I blame myself still. I'm trying to get over that, but my way of making up for it is doing everything I possibly can to give them the best life I can."

Becky contacted Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

"It's for families like us," she said. "We do go to all these clinical trials. The boys do go through all this trial. They take nine pills a day each of them. They have all these blood draws. They do all this stuff. They deserve a nice trip."

Soon, they'll get one with the help of Tundraland Home Improvement's 4th annual Windows for a Cause.

"I love the idea that we can take old windows that would normally end up in the trash, and by working with local artists and community members, we can turn old windows into beautiful art pieces and then make a significant positive impact in the life of another individual in the community," said Tundraland's CEO Brian Gottlieb.

The beautifully decorated windows will be auctioned off during the event at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton.

"Each year we raise about $25,000. So this year, I think we're going to try to push it to $40,000," said Gottlieb.

The money will be donated to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to send Logan and his family on a dream vacation.

"I've been wanting to go to Disney World, and it just hasn't worked in the budget," said Becky. "We have a lot of medical bills, and we just don't have the extra money to make a vacation happen."

Now, they will through Windows for a Cause.

Becky said, "I'm a nurse so I'm used to helping others, and it's very humbling for me to see that people want to help me."

Thanks to generosity of the community, Logan and his brother will soon be able to cast their worries aside for awhile and just get lost in the magic of the Magic Kingdom "while he still has his mobility," said Gottlieb. "Lets get him to really have an amazing experience."

Windows for a Cause is Tuesday, September 10th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at the Fox Cities PAC. There will also be food, music and raffles. The event is free and open to the public. You'll even get a chance to meet Logan who is painting a Captain America Lego man on a window for the auction.

NBC26 is proud to support the cause again this year by submitting a decorated window.