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Family Needs $10,000 To Accommodate Disabled Teens

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The Lukas Family of Crystal Lake needs $10,000 for an elevator lift for their children, who have cerebral palsy. (Credit: Keep on Keeping on Foundation)

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A fundraiser will be held this coming Tuesday night for a Crystal Lake couple whose four children suffer from cerebral palsy.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the fundraiser is to benefit the family of Cami and Dan Lukas, whose 15-year-old quadruplets were born with cerebral palsy and have varying degrees of disabilities. Three of the siblings are confined to wheelchairs.

Cami Lukas says their house is specially equipped for the children’s needs but, lacks an elevator lift.

“There have been times where we’ve heard tornado sirens, and I’ve had to carry them down to the basement,” Lukas said, ‘and it’s a killer by the last one.”

Lukas says having four children with such special needs teaches you to be grateful for the small things.

“For them to have a great day and enjoy life is all I ask for,” she said.

The organization, Keep on Keeping On, is holding its fundraiser Tuesday night at the Highland Park Theatre, 445 Central Ave. Tuesday night to raise $10,000 to install an elevator lift in the Lukas home.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

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