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Wakefest 2015 supports twin girls with Cerebral Palsy

Katie Williams in the yellow shirt Katie Williams in the yellow shirt
Adam Gilbert is the president of Wakefest Adam Gilbert is the president of Wakefest
Amy Williams holds her daughter Kara Amy Williams holds her daughter Kara
Cason Dennard wakeboarding Cason Dennard wakeboarding
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Identical twins Katie and Kara Williams enjoyed themselves amidst family at Chehaw park.

Watching wake board riders and swimmers rip through Chehaw Lake. The two were born premature at 23 weeks and both are living with Cerebral Palsy which affects muscular movements, speech and more.

Their mother Amy said they are unaware of the thousands of dollars being raised to improve their lives.

“They just think it’s fun, said Amy Williams."And so they’re just living it up.”

The president of Wakefest has been holding the grassroots charity event since 2009. Picking the cause this year was easy for his committee.

“Just the medical conditions they had," said Adam Gilbert. "And I saw what their parents told me and the stories they told me and how we could help them out with the money that was raised and it was a no-brainier it was an easy decision.”

It also didn’t hurt that the twins’ mother Amy is a special soul.

“Just the genuine heart that the momma has, said Gilbert. "Amy Williams has to be the nicest woman in Georgia.”

“I just want to say thank you to the crew from Wakefest and their wives and the people that have come out it has just been awesome thank everybody for their support," said Williams.

It only cost 5 dollars to enter and enjoy the live music, wake board wipe outs and food. 30 dollars if you want to ride like Cason did.

“This is also my second year competing so I just want to help raise a little money for the two girls.”

The 10-year-old has been wake boarding for years and plans to keep returning to Wakefest.

“Everybody treats you like family here and they pull you just like you want to. The speed, the rope length. Everything is fine.”

The event will be back in Albany in 2016.

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