Special-education teacher is taking steps to support student

03/15/2010 | WIVB-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Bill LaVigne, a special-education teacher from Tonawanda, N.Y., is planning to run the Boston Marathon next month and raise money for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a debilitating condition affecting one of his students. "Physically, we've seen him go from being able to walk a bit to having his notebook heavy to pick up, and now pencils and forks are becoming heavy for him," LaVigne said of 13-year-old Jacey Clingan. The money LaVigne raises will help pay for people with muscular dystrophy to receive access to wheelchairs, beds and other services.

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