Banks teen Joe White doing well after stroke
Friends and family support now-high school freshman
It was a story so emotional it inspired its own hashtag: #staybravejoewhite. At least thats what Joes friends came up with after their buddy fell suddenly and seriously ill in January.
Joe, at the time an eighth-grader at Banks Junior High School and a baseball fanatic, suffered a stroke after he complained of a headache during batting practice.
The son of Jeanne and Dave White underwent emergency brain surgery to correct a congenital arteriovenous malformation (AVM), an abnormal connection between his arteries and veins.
He was a patient in three hospitals early this year Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Doernbecher Childrens Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Emanuel Medical Centers Randall Childrens Hospital.
Doernbechers angels in nurses clothing cared for his son for weeks before he was discharged to go home, Dave White said.
Always a fighter, Joe who loves football and baseball survived and then thrived. In September, he enrolled at Banks High School as a freshman.
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