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Art festival benefits CIDP foundation

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-15 16:11:56-05

A 12-year-old held an art festival Saturday to benefit a rare disorder that his mother has.

Jace Ricciuti held the event downtown for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, also known as CIDP.

"Basically it's a nerve disease," he said. "So your antibodies attack your nerves and they eat away."

Ricciuti also created a foundation named after his battle cry, "CIDP will not win." The foundation raises funds for treatment and research efforts.