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Candace Burr, and her husband, Ryan, are the parents three children, including Brielle, 2, who was born with Beare Stevenson syndrome, a rare disorder that causes the premature fusion of the skull.  Brielle is one of about 30 people to be diagnosed with Beare Stevenson syndrome.  This condition results in brain and breathing issues that affect the overall growth of her body.  Brielle depends on a ventilator, oxygen and gastrostomy tube every day.  

Apex Solar Solutions is owned by Terry Warner, Sr. and Terry Warner, Jr.  The company is a full-service solar company.  In an effort to help others, Apex Solar Solutions has been partnering with the nonprofit organization, Children and the Earth.  According to Children and the Earth’s website, “Our mission is to assist children faced with life threatening, sometimes terminal illness. Anything from cancer, special needs, to rare disease.” Children and the Earth worked with Apex Solar Solutions in selecting the Burr family to receive a solar system valued at $40,000, which will come through Children and the Earth.

Terry’s wife, Joan, said that with the new system, the Burrs will be able to generate nearly 97 percent of their energy from solar.  In its first year, the system will reduce the 2,900-square-foot home’s utility costs from $1,660 to $123.  “This system will produce a 25-year savings of $69,374.  This is like putting $231 in the Burrs’ pocket every month for the next 25 years,” Joan added.

This is the first system to be given away by Apex Solar Solutions. Joan said that the company’s goal is to give away two systems each year.

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