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PARKER, Colo. — When a little boy from Parker mysteriously fell ill in November, his visits to doctors began to soar into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

To this day even the best medical experts aren’t sure what Carter King is suffering from. On a daily basis, the 5-year-old deals with body aches, headaches and a temperature between 103 to 106 degrees.

“The only thing [doctors are] coming up with as a positive is we know his immune system is compromised. We just don’t know why,” said his mother, Laura King.

Carter is still in good spirits. He has his good days and his bad days. But every day, his parents have to protect him from germs and keep him away from other people who are sick.

“[It’s] serious enough that [doctors] don’t really want us to go anywhere,” Laura King said.

Because doctors don’t know what sort of disease Carter has, his parents say insurance companies won’t foot the bill for medical visits.

“Financially, our bill is adding up quickly,” Laura King said.

The Kings will have to pay more than $100,000 out of pocket. Fortunately, Doug Perry came along. He owns a business called The Buyout Company.

“They were thinking they wanted to do something for us. So they purchased a foreclosed house,” Laura King said.

After purchasing the foreclosed house, Perry and about 150 volunteers fixed it up and put it on the market. The house is currently for sale. Once it’s sold, all of the proceeds will go toward Carter’s medical bills.

“It’s been amazing for us because these people, we didn’t even know. they contacted us asking if they could do it for us,” Laura King said.

While doctors aren’t sure what Carter’s outlook will be, his family said a group of strangers -- who are now more like family -- have made this situation a lot better.

To help Carter’s cause, go to a GoFundMe page.