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Eleven Year Old Mississippi Boy Starts Foundation for Kids on Dialysis

JACKSON, MISS– Bryson Burks, just eleven years old, says he’s out to help kids who need dialysis feel like normal kids. 

“Imagine how hard it is on a kid, having to travel for hours to get to a dialysis center, and stay for four hours for treatment,” says Bryson, “we think those kids deserve laptops and tablets, so that’s what we want to do.”

Bryson says he started the foundation a few months ago in memory of his father, who passed away last year.

“We found out after he died that he had a super rare blood disorder,” says Bryson. The death of his father inspired him to help children who have to be on dialysis, and Bryson says the laptops and tablets are how he intends to help.

“They can use them for school, for education, play games, take their mind off it and feel like normal,” says Bryson.

Bryson has Tourette’s and conversion disorder; but he isn’t letting that stop him from encouraging children with special needs as they balance meeting their needs and thriving through childhood.

“Kids are kids,” says Bryson, “no matter what you have. If you have Tourette’s, autism, or have to be on dialysis. You’re all the same.”

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