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TOLLAND-- When Christina Roettger found out she was having a little girl, she was overjoyed.

“I was very excited for all the mom and daughter stuff that you get to do. The pedicures and the manicures and the shopping,” she said.

In 2011, Roettger and her family were dealt a tough blow. Their young daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder.

"She cannot talk. She cannot walk without assistance. She has no functional hand use. She suffers from seizures. She has scoliosis already at age 6,” her father Ryan Roettger said.

But the Roettger family found an interesting remedy: raunchy comedy. A comedy show called “Sophia’s Night of Laughter” will raise money for a special van for Sophia.

The night was organized by comedian and friend Rafael Cardenas, and includes four New England comedians.

"I had four comics in mind that I'm friends with that I think are great. And I had to make four phone calls and that was it,” Cardenas said.

The event, which will be held on October 29, is already sold out, but those interested in helping Sophia can click here.

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