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Community rallies behind fundraiser
Hike for Hyde draws crowd to mountain
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Hyde Talbot, right, hugs sister Ruth Ann during Hike 4 Hyde at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. - photo by Autumn Vetter
They may not have known the 5-year-old personally, but community members rallied behind Hyde Talbot on Saturday at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.The fourth annual Hike for Hyde was filled with family, friends and neighbors of Talbot, who suffers from atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, more commonly known as Atypical HUS.Leslie Bishop left her home in Clemson, S.C., to attend the event with her husband and son. The family is friends with Talbot’s aunt and uncle, the same uncle who donated his kidney to Talbot in February 2011.“We just came down to support and bring some stuff for the raffle,” Bishop said. “I know everything that Hyde’s been going through and the family has been going through, so if we can help to do anything to find a cure for this disease, then that’s what we want to try to do.”Atypical HUS causes a mutation in the gene that produces Factor H, which helps control the immune system.