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Benefit planned for Nier family

pWEST CARTHAGE — A spaghetti dinner is planned Saturday to raise money to help a Carthage family whose son is facing numerous health challenges./ppAccording to family friend Brandi Gates, Garrett Nier, the younger son of Justin and Tracie Nier, was taken to the hospital last year when he wasn’t feeling well, then transferred to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. After extensive testing it was found that Garrett had had a stroke, an atomic seizure and a third degree atrioventricular block in his heart. In addition he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. /pp“He was sent home under close watch,” Mrs. Gates said. “Garret has had scans done on the brain since then and they also have diagnosed him with progeria, also known as “Old Man Syndrome” where his organs and body age faster than he does.”/ppThe 10-year-old Carthage Middle School student will need to have weekly CAT scans and biweekly MRIs./pp“Justin and Tracie are working very hard to get him back and forth to Syracuse to his neurologist appointments,” Ms. Gates said. “It has been very emotional and costly for them and is taking a toll on their vehicle. Justin and Tracie have to take time away from their jobs …read more

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