LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (WBBM) -- A boy who was told by doctors he wouldn’t live past the age of 2 celebrated his third birthday on Sunday.

There was even a birthday parade that included police and fire department vehicles in north suburban Lincolnshire, Illinois all for Nash Stineman.

Nash is battling a rare neuromuscular disease known as SMARD – or spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress.

Special parade held for 3rd birthday of boy suffering from rare Neuromuscular disease

** Embargo: Chicago, IL** Nash Stineman is battling a rare neuromuscular disease known as SMARD - or spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress. His birthday parade included police and fire department vehicles.

Because of his weakened immune system, Nash is unable to have a party with other kids.

So when his mom, Brittany Stineman, reached out on social media, an outpouring of people came to wish Nash a happy birthday.

Brittany Stineman started an organization dedicated to finding a cure to the disease. Since February, Smash SMARD has raised over $2 million.

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