Jaiden Dovin may look like a happy 7-year-old, but he faces a daily battle with muscular dystrophy.
Jaiden was diagnosed with the condition when he was only 2 years old and it presents many challenges.
Jaiden has the support of his uncle Brad Neff as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which helps those affected with the condition through advancements in medicine and research.
Jaiden's uncle Brad is happy to give back to the MDA through the Kirksville Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" campaign which hits close to home.
"We knew we were filling the boot for a good cause but at that time I didn't know the good cause and when we found out that Jaiden had muscular dystrophy it really touched home."
Ultimately Brad is thankful to all those who help support muscular dystrophy, "I'd like to thank them for their support so let's go out there and make a muscle and make a difference.