2012 September Hero of the Month

Robert, 18, and Andrew, 15 Farley

of Woodland, brothers, both have leukodystrophy a rare disorder that consists of progressive degeneration of the white matter of the brain due to imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering that acts as an insulator around nerve fiber. While this disease does impair mental and physical development it has not impaired the attitude and spirit of the two brothers.
Roommates at the Caribou rehab and Nursing Center, parents Albert and Nicole Farley commented that the siblings s light up with adoration when they see visitors and doting staff. Regarding the decision to have them placed in residential care mom added, “It was an extremely difficult decision but we now have more security. Knowing that they have the constant professional care, we can be more relaxed with them. They are in good hands.
Both boys were nominated by family friend Ricketta Belanger who recognized them for their tremendous spirit and perseverance. Both boys were awarded $100 by The Cubby Fund Executive Director, Cindy Johnson.