Family thankful as donations stream in for Bridgeport boy

A Bridgeport family says they have raised enough money to buy a wheelchair-accessible van for their child after a News 12 Connecticut report last weekend.



As News 12 reported, 4-year-old A.J. Corsino has Leigh disease, which weakens the mind and body, and leaves the patient unable to move or talk.



After the report on the child's ailment aired last Sunday, viewers donated more than $18,000 to the family.



"We just want to thank News 12 Connecticut and everybody who helped out," says Anthony Corsino. "It was really amazing. We did not expect it at all. We can't believe how many people helped us out during this time and it really means the world to us."



Corsino also thanked the local nonprofit group Needs Clearinghouse for helping arrange to buy the van which A.J. needs to get to his weekly doctor's appointments at Yale New Haven Hospital.


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