Special Olympian in need of brain surgery

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FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A local Fruita Middle School student has had seizures since he was three years old.

Jeffery Doyle’s family say he loves going to school and being on the Grand Valley Splash swim team with Special Olympics.

But some days, he can't go to school because of his sustained seizures, and those seizures have been getting worse lately. Jeffery and his family went to Children’s Hospital in Denver last week, and decided they’ll have to do surgery on his brain.

There’s a chance he could develop an infection after the surgery, so he’d have to be under observation for weeks. They also may have to move soon.

"It’s kinda hard because our house is up for sale, and I don’t know if Jeffery is gonna have a home to come back and be rehabilitated in again,” said Amanda Moseman, Jeffery’s mother.

One of Jeffery’s teachers at Fruita Middle School started a Gofundme to try and help him and his family through their tough year. The surgery he needs is would separate the right side of his brain from the left, to stop the seizures from going to the left side.

Find a link to that fundraiser next to this article.

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