In this file photo from last May, the Wells High School wrestling team presents a check for more than $12,000 to former WHS wrestler Nate Smith, his wife Alli and their son Spencer, who has a rare disease called Sanfilippo Syndrome. The team raised more than $13,000 this past season. PAT McDONALD/Journal Tribune

WELLS — The Wells High School wrestling team and the entire Wells community has come together over the last few years to help former WHS wrestler Nate Smith and his son Spencer.
Spencer has a rare neurological disease known as Sanfilippo Syndrome. The disease, which currently has no known cure, is often referred to as “Childhood Alzheimers” because of the way it causes cognitive regression, including loss of skills such as hearing, talking and walking.
The Wells wrestling program raised more than $13,000 in their “Win For Spencer and Pin a Cure” campaign last season — and the Warriors are continuing their effort this year.
The Warriors, who have won back-to-back Class B state championships, raise money for their pal Spencer with each win on the mat through pledges from family, friends and fans of Wells wrestling.
People who would like to get involved with the cause will have a chance on Friday, Jan. 18 as there will be a benefit party to raise money for the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation.
The popular band Boyz Gone Wild will headline the event, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Village By The Sea in Wells.
There will be a cash bar, light fare and raffle items — including a baseball signed by Boston Red Sox starting pitcher and World Series hero David Price.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Tickets will also be available at the door.

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