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Ten-year-old Deacon Binegar of Danville is passionate about fundraising for the Jump Rope for Heart program as well as raising awareness about congenital heart defects in the community. Request this photo

 

DANVILLE — Each year, students around the country enjoy participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program, sponsored by the American Heart Association. But for Deacon Binegar of Danville, the program is more than just jump roping during gym class.

Ten years ago, the fourth-grader was born with a rare congenital heart defect, known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Due to the complexity and rarity of his condition, Deaco and his devoted mother, Elizabeth Diamond, have decided to use the Jump Rope for Heart program as a platform for raising awareness for heart ailments in the community and collect as many funds as possible for the organization.

 

Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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