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Darien Football Players Lift For Good Cause

DARIEN, Conn. – Darien High School football players will be lifting weights to help a young girls in the Darien community next week.

The players will participate in “Lifting Grace,’’ which raises money for the Rasmusssen’s Encephalitis Children’s Project. Grace Wohlberg, 13, developed RE three years ago. Her brother, Michael, is a former Darien football player. The RE Children’s Project was started by their father, Seth.

Rasmussen’s Encephalitis is a rare neurological disease that causes intractable epileptic seizures, cognitive deficits and paralysis of half the body. The disease process typically runs its course over a one- to two-year period, during which time one half of the body is rendered useless and epileptic seizures continue unabated. RE typically affects previously normal children ages 2-10. The RE Children’s Project was founded in 2010 to increase awareness regarding Rasmussen's Encephalitis for the primary purpose of supporting scientific research directed toward a cure

The football players will lift from 3-5 p.m. each day. Freshman and seniors will participate March 8, and juniors and seniors will lift March 9. Players are seeking support from individuals and businesses to contribute for each pound they lift.

People and businesses who wish to contribute can contact football coach Rob Trifone at rtrifone@darienps.org . Checks should be made payable to RE Children’s Project.

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