A perfect stranger helped organize a fundraiser on Sunday for a young boy who suffers from myotonic muscular dystrophy.
Dylan Hopson was born with a degenerative disease leaving him in constant need of help from a ventilator and feeding tube.
Dylan will attend school soon and this means new obstacles for him and his family. He will also need new equipment to bring to school.
The fundraiser at Nola's Barbecue came to fruition after a steak salesman met Dylan during a door-to-door sale.
"When he saw Dylan and heard Dylan's situation, he came back two days later with tears in his eyes and said he'd put this together and he has and it's amazing what he's done for our family," said Dylan's grandfather, John Whitley.
"I feel blessed that I have two healthy children and when I met a boy like Dylan with a disease that he has, it kills people. He touched my heart, he melted my heart, I fell in love with him right away. I wanted to do something special for him and give back to the community," said organizer Roland Watson.
The barbecue featured raffles, food, prizes and live music.
There was a $20 donation per ticket.
100 percent of the donations will help fund Dylan's equipment for school.