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The Mills family celebrates their new van. (WTVD-TV)

DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina¬†family got the keys to a new minivan Friday, which is a life-changing gift for their boys, according to WTVD-TV.

The Mills family has been trying to win a national contest for a handicap accessible vehicle since spring.

The Mills’ sons Jack and Luke have a rare genetic mutation which means they need complete care. They’ve gotten too big to carry from their wheelchairs to car seats, so the family needed the type of van where they can be wheeled right in.

The family didn’t win the national contest, but the community has rallied to the cause – raising more than $45,000.

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