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12-year-old with seizure disorder to sell artwork to help raise money for other sick kids

12-year-old Thomas Lynch will be selling his artwork at the 12th annual "Tri to Make a Difference" triathlon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. (Photo: Washington Avenue Christian Church)

A local boy is helping raise money for the same organization that provided equipment for him.

Thomas Lynch was born 12 years ago with a seizure disorder. He is severely handicapped as a result, but that doesn't stop him from raising money for other sick kids in the Texas Panhandle.

According to the Washington Avenue Christian Church, Thomas was provided equipment by the Children's Miracle to sustain his life. In order to give back for the equipment CMN provided, his family worked with Lake Tanglewood to provide a venue to raise money for CMN. That's when the "Tri to Make a Difference" triathlon was born.

WACC says this year marks the 12th yearof the triathlon and since it began, the event has raised more than $1 million to help children in the Texas Panhandle. The triathlon will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16.

This year, Thomas and his grandmother started painting to make a difference. WACC says Thomas gets joy out of painting. This year, for the first time, he will be selling his artwork at the event to help raise money for CMN.


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