Dozens holding onto hope for Niles teen with brain tumors
NILES, Mich. - Dozens of family and friends showed up at Jay's Lounge in Niles for a benefit held for a teenager with several brain tumors.
Aaron Stovall, 13, went to the eye doctor 2 1/2 years ago because he was suffering from bad headaches. It turned out those headaches were caused by numerous brain tumors developing in his brain.
"It's been hard, it's been tiring," Aaron Stovall said at the benefit.
Aaron spent 9-months undergoing chemo treatment in an attempt to get rid of the tumors, the chemo this past summer failed.
Aaron's grandma, Linda Archer, said that surgeons can't operate because there are too many tumors, the only hope now is radiation.
"Everyday we have to drive down to IU to the therapy center and when I get there a doctor calls me back, I go back there and lay down and get radiation. It's quick and easy," Stovall said.
'He is really quiet about it, he doesn't talk much about it," Aaron's mom, Rebecca Masterman said Sunday.
"If you ask him he just says he is okay, he is okay. That is all he ever says, I'm okay."
Items were raffled off at the benefit to help Masterman with mounting bills. Since Aaron has been sick she has missed quite a bit of work. The single mom of three kids is wondering if she will ever be able to get out from under the continued debt.
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