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Family to hold fundraiser to pay for medical trip to Seattle


January 22, 2019

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Courtney, Neiko and William Henson pose for a photograph. Pizza Hut is holding a fundraiser Thursday to help the family pay for a trip to Seattle so Neiko, who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, can receive treatment.

Editor’s note: This version corrects the spelling of “Henson”

A local family is asking the community to help with raising funds to help take their 8-year-old son to Seattle with a Pizza Hut fundraiser Thursday.

Neiko Henson has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Neiko was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 2010 and then with epilepsy in 2015.

His mother, Courtney Henson, said she noticed in the first few months after Neiko was born that he would crawl, but would be dragging his legs. Other signs that alerted Courtney to possible problems and, she added, this is her child so she knew what se...

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