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FOR WORTH (CBSDFW) – A Fort Worth family is getting ready to go on a trip of a lifetime, and the reason for it is one many loving parents can relate to.

Johnathan and Kristie Gatica decided they would quit their jobs and buy an RV to take their two sons Dakota and Hayden on a cross country road trip.

Dakota, 17 and Hayden 11 both are wheelchair bound and are living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It’s an illness that effects their body and their ability to live life beyond the comforts of their homes.
Although their condition may be limiting their parents are determined to change their future outlook.

Johnathan Gatica said, “we’ve been talking about it for months about doing something that they will be able to experience. Something pretty grand.”

17-year old Dakota said he was excited about the upcoming journey saying “most people aren’t able to do this.”

Their entire journey will keep them on the road for the rest of the year, and they plan to make life lasting memories that until now they’ve only been able to imagine through pictures.

Gatica said he hopes this will teach his sons that “Physically they are limited on the things they can do but spiritually they can do anything.”

The family will leave from their Fort Worth home on Wednesday and they will be escorted by the Fort Worth Police department.

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