Christine CorradoOct 21, 2016, 10:09 pmOct 22, 2016, 7:25 am

Port Chester MS hosts fun run to help young boys fight destructive genetic disorder

School raised $20K in 2015 in event to benefit Brandon and Brian Rojas

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Brandon and Brian Rojas receive are welcome as heroes as they stroll into the gymnasium of Port Chester Middle School with their father Paul, the school's hall monitor, accompanying them.

On Friday, the school hosted a fun run and walk to raise money for Paul’s two boys, who both have adrenoleukodystrophy, a genetic disorder that destroys the protective sheath that surrounds the brain's neurons.

The oldest, 9-year-old Brandon, has an advanced form of the disease, while 6-year-old Brian recently received a transplant, which has slowed the disease down.

Hundreds of middle schoolers showed their support by walking alongside the Rojas family, helping to raise money to fight ALD.

This is the second time the school has fundraised for the two boys. Last tim,e the school raised around $20,000. This year the school hopes to top this.

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