Benefit event Sunday for De Soto High School senior

July 16 of this year, Alex Hobbs of De Soto, WI was admitted to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI after collapsing at his home. Hobbs was scheduled to begin his senior year at De Soto High School this fall.

Scans showed brain hemorrhaging and emergency surgery was performed to stop the bleeding. An angiogram was preformed to locate the problem, and the diagnosis was Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM).

Another surgical procedure was performed to cut off blood flow to the problem areas, and another angiogram will need to be performed to ensure the AVM vessels are not an issue. Hobbs' family says he takes daily steps to recovering his mobility with the assistance of his physical therapists, parents, siblings, family and friends.

A benefit event is being planned by the De Soto Lions Club to help the Hobbs family with some of the medical expenses being incurred during his treatment and recovery. The event is planned for this Sunday, September 24 at the De Soto Community Center and will include a breakfast served from 8 a.m.-12 noon for a free will donation and a raffle event. Additional details can be found in the advertisement on Page 14A in this week's print edition and e-editon of The Standard.

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