September 30, 2022

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Teen diagnosed with Graves’ disease after suddenly losing 40 pounds

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A Jefferson County mother is urging parents to listen to their intuition after her teenage son lost 40 pounds in just three months and is now diagnosed with a disease rarely seen in children.

Blair Cooper shares that a mother’s instinct and persistence led to her son being diagnosed with Graves’ disease, which can be fatal if left untreated, and that almost happened to the Cooper family.

“I want parents to take that extra second,” Cooper said. “Don’t let ‘no’ be the last answer that you get. Keep digging because you might find something and save your kid’s life.”

Sheldon Cooper is a typical teenager who loves exercise, basketball and hanging out with his…

Talya Cunningham

2022-09-15 23:09:16

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