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GoFundMe page to raise money for son of longtime Suns employee battling illness

Jun 1, 2017, 9:36 PM | Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:13 am
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A fundraising account on GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of long-time Phoenix Suns basketball communications manager D.C. Headley, whose son is battling an illness that has hospitalized him for almost a month.

Noah Headley, 13, went to the hospital on May 4 after he was unable to breathe on his own and lost consciousness, and doctors have since diagnosed him with myasthenia gravis, according to the page.

The disease is an autoimmune and neuromuscular-related illness that affects the muscles used to breathe, among others.

Headley had been hospitalized with the disease before, but his most recent setback included contraction of staph pneumonia, a virus and an infection.

Julie Fie, who works with D.C. Headley as the VP of basketball communications, set up the GoFundMe account with the hopes of helping the family.

Noah’s long-term prognosis is unknown, but the hope is that he goes into remission at some point. The neurology team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital hasn’t seen such an aggressive case of myasthenia so they will continue to consult with leading experts around the globe to find the newest and best treatment options.

DC’s a private guy but he agreed to let us tell his story as his family can benefit from the positive energy in prayers and blessings. There is also a financial component. As you can imagine, the financial strain is almost equal to the emotional. Please join me in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers and if you would like to join me in making a contribution do so at this GoFundMe page.

Donations can be made at the Team Up for Noah Headley GoFundMe page.

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GoFundMe page to raise money for son of longtime Suns employee battling illness