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For her Senior Studies project, Evanston Township High School senior Aliya Abdelhak chose to raise money for the national Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Her brother has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and she says the organization “has helped my family meet other families with kids with muscular illnesses, and they try and give the children opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have. Because of the MDA my brother, who is in a wheelchair, has been able to see a Cubs game, watch live theatre and even go water skiing.”

     The fundraiser was a students vs. teachers basketball game, held in Beardsley Gymnasium on May 7. Proceeds from the game and other donations to her project will “go straight to the MDA to help them continue all of their good work,” said Aliya.  Photo by Lynn Trautmann/LT Photo Evanston