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FGHS junior recovers from brain surgery

COURTESY PHOTO - Chloe McCalls spirits have continued to remain high, even after surgery, her mother said. Forest Grove High School junior Chloe McCall is doing well after brain surgery at Randall Children’s Hospital last week, her mom, April McCall told the News-Times.

About two weeks ago, Chloe was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma, a brain tumor she’s likely had since birth. She received her diagnosis after a checkup sparked by migraine headaches.

The McCalls are Forest Grove residents and have started a fundraising campaign online to help pay for medical bills. April McCall lost her job within days of her daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis, she said, and while some of Chloe’s medical expenses will be covered by insurance, they will still have out-of-pocket expenses. McCall enjoys ice skating and competes around the Pacific Northwest.

While doctors were able to remove most of the tumor, they weren’t able to get all of it so Chloe will have to undergo radiation treatments.

Chloe works at the Forest Grove Papa Murphy’s and competes in ice skating. She takes classes at Forest Grove High School and online. Visit gofundme.com/8f5my9y4 to donate.