BOSTON (CBS) – A seven-year-old boy suffering from a rare disorder that only 500 kids have is now fighting for two things: Attention to the disease and money for research.

Thomas Archibald of Weymouth has some good folks in his fight including his parents, his community, and his school.

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So far they’ve raised $75,000 to help fund research on his disease.

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Only one researcher is studying nonketotic hyperglycinemia.

Thomas’ parents wrote to WBZ to say how proud of their community they are and to spread the word.

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For more information visit the NKH Crusaders Foundation.