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Money raised by teens buys gymnastics equipment for sick girl

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By Maurielle Lue
Fox 2 News


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -- Six-year-old Faith Falzon has an incurable bowel disorder that makes it hard to be around other kids.  She is in and out of school and always in the hospital.

Faith spends a lot of time watching other girls play.

"She said, 'I wish I knew how to do all that stuff.'  And I said, 'Well, can I do some gymnastics with you?'  And she got so excited," said Amelia Moorehouse.

"More than anything, she wants to be a gymnast," Buddy Moorehouse, Amelia's father, told us.

He said that since Faith is "too sick to go to a real gym", a group of teens with Gym America in Ann Arbor raised money so she could have "a real gym in her basement".

"We raised $750," Amelia Moorehouse explained.  "We called it Flips for Faith, and... all of our girls went out and they got donations."

The donations were used to purchase a balance beam, a gymnastics bar and two gym mats for Faith.  She was also given a Gym America T-shirt, a new leotard and well wishes from her new friends.

"It's exciting.  She deals with a lot of stuff, and for to have something like this as a gift from this gym is amazing," said Mary Ann Bell, Faith's mother.

"I'm just so blessed to know her.  She's like a little angel, and I love her so much.  So I'm really happy that I could do this small thing for her," Moorehouse said.

Fox 2 News staff contributed to this report

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