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Middleton 5th graders join cause to help classmate with MPS

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- On Thursday, the 5th graders of Sauk Trail Elementary School in Middleton will unite for a great cause.

There's a walk-a-thon for their classmate, Austin, who has a rare genetic disease known as MPS III. It has left him unable to care for himself or communicate with others. The students are doing the event on Thursday to raise money for research.

"They did this with out all of us even knowing," said Cheryl Noll, Austin's mother. "They basically surprised us with it!."

Austin's mom says his teachers, aides and classmates have been remarkable with him. She wants to bring awareness to International MPS Day, which is Thursday, May 15. The student's event starts at 8:25 a.m. at Sauk Trail Elementary School.

If you want to help this cause, checks can be made out to the National MPS Society. Contact Sauk Trail Elementary School and ask the main office how to help donate. The number is 608-829-9190.

Click here for more about the MPS Society. Click here to learn more about Austin's story.

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