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Water therapy offers one of the few sources of relief for the pain endured by the boys, Melody said.

The triplets travel to Albany for aquatic therapy, which soothes their pain. The LaFountains also installed a pool, so the children could continue therapy at home. The pool led to the children's first full night of sleep, Melody said.

"We knew the water itself was making a difference as far as their pain levels, their attitude, everything," she said.

However, during the cold months, the boys cannot use the pool, so Melody is hoping to eventually encase it, making it usable year-round. In order to do this, the family will need to raise at least $30,000.

"I want them to be as normal as possible, and that may not ever happen," Melody said. "But, if I don't make the things available to them, or try, I may never know."

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