Beaver Falls man jumping into boxing ring to help fight son’s rare disease

A Beaver Falls man is jumping into a boxing ring to fight to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Tom Miller will be fighting in the 40th annual West Virginia Toughman Contest. He's trying to raise awareness and money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, after his 6-year old son was diagnosed a year ago.

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Muscular dystrophy is a disease that makes muscles slowly weaken overtime – and there is no cure.

Miller says his ultimate plan is to create a nonprofit that can help other families impacted by the disease.

"It's important, my kid has it, and I see what it does to us. And I want to make it easier for everybody," said Miller.

The two-day Toughman Contest starts Friday night in Wheeling and there is a total of 29 people in Miller's weight class.

If Miller wins, he says the winnings and any funds raised on his GoFundMe page will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.