Christmas in July event helps families across North Alabama

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The nonprofit organization Asperger Syndrome S.E.A. Beyond Tomorrow and the Gerald’s Second Breath Foundation need your help.

S.E.A. Beyond Tomorrow primarily provides support for individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The goal of the organization is to be an advocate for individuals that are affected by autism spectrum disorder and help families throughout North Alabama. They also support other people with learning difficulties. They wish to bring to light the increase of autism spectrum disorders and have local businesses bring these young adults and adults into the employment world.

On June 6, 2013, a young man’s life was changed. On that day, Gerald McQueen Jr. had a double lung transplant in-order to extend his life.  The young man has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that effects the lungs and digestive system. The Gerald’s Second Breath Foundation was developed to help raise funds for medical expenses that Gerald will continue to face throughout his life.

Both of these organizations will be benefited in the Christmas in July event at Bob Jones High School. The event will be held on July 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but in order to participate in the different activities, you will need to bring cash. The funds raised will go to help the S.E.A. Beyond Tomorrow organization and Gerald’s Second Breath Foundation.