Pecatonica Teen Given Six Months to Live Needs Help Finishing Bucket List
Lucas Light is a sixteen year old teen from Pecatonica who is battling muscular dystrophy, and in March he received news that his heart is failing. Doctors gave him about six months to live, but the reality is, his heart could give out at any time. We may not be able to change Lucas' prognosis, but we sure can help make all his wishes come true.
Lucas Light's bucket list isn't long, and it is quite modest. He would like to go to Hawaii and see the volcanoes; meet the Chicago Bulls; travel to California in an RV and make stops at Yellowstone, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon; own a pet monkey, and remodel his and his brother, Keaton's bedrooms.
Lucas' last request is the one that really hits me straight in the heart. You see, Lucas and his older brother, Keaton both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Lucas really wants to knock down the wall between their bedrooms so they can spend as much time as possible together while they still can. A simple request that will make an incredible difference in the lives of two brothers and the family who loves them.
A GoFundMe page has been started where you can read Lucas' story of strength from his own words. Maybe you don't know the Chicago Bulls personally, or have the ability to change the laws to get Lucas his pet monkey, (owning a monkey has been illegal in Illinois since 2010) but perhaps you could donate $5, $10, or even $20 to help all of Lucas' dreams come true?
On his GoFundMe page Lucas shares these pictures of his family and friends, as a way to thank everyone that has helped him so far...
Together we can make a difference in the life of this courageous young man.