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Fireworks Stand Profits For One Mean More Than Just Business

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"Well yes it's true it is a business for everybody," said Jeff Thill who owns three stands in Great Falls.

With fireworks stands opening yesterday, business will be booming. While many fireworks stand owners will be selling to July 4th celebrators, for Jeff Thill, family is coming first.

Thill said "for us it's a little bit more this year. We expanded our business because we have a plan in mind. My daughter's autistic and it's become quite an epidemic."

For Thill's eleven year old daughter, the epidemic he described has made it very difficult for normal daily activity, including school. Thill believes a new treatment at Seattle children's hospital is just what she needs.

Thill said "there's a new treatment over in seattle, that we want to take her over to, and it is a hyper baric oxygen chamber treatment where they put her in an oxygen chamber for two hours and pressurize it. It helps a lot of autistic kids."

The treatment though entails a large time commitment as "you have to spend forty days in seattle at least. You have to go forty days of treatment, so you have some expense there," said Thill.

Two additional stands are opening and all proceeds from sales at stands on Firework Alley will go towards funding the treatment for Thill's daughter.

The stands are located on 10th Avenue South, at the corner of 52nd Street.
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