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When the Akers family of West Chester were selected by the show for a new home in July, there was a lot of attention on the two Akers' girls.They are living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease that causes their muscles to deteriorate.
Their father Greg and their brother Christian also have health problems. They have Crohn's disease. It's a painful, unpredictable bowel disease that attacks the digestive system.