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Family selling shirts, wristbands to help pay medical expenses

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Thousands of families are raising children with spinal muscular atrophy. For a family in Michigan City, the struggle is very real and very difficult.



Jazzaria Winston is almost 3-years-old. She was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at birth.


Her parents, Nate and Petina, say she is their miracle baby because doctors said she would never live past her first birthday.


They say they struggle to find full time work because they must stay flexible to care for Jazzaria.


But they say their struggles are worth it because of how much they love their daughter.


"One day I would just love to see my child get up and walk and that's the type of faith I have to have, because it's a lot better than thinking my child's going to die every day," said Nate.



With the sky-high medical bills and a home not ideal to raising a special needs child, the family is trying to raise money.


The Winstons have T-shirts and wristbands for sale to help pay Jazzaria's medical costs.


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