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Colleagues rally to support EMT's son with rare condition

Oakley is one of two people in the world to have MED12-associated syndrome; he was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor


By EMS1 Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Colleagues are rallying behind an EMT's son who's fighting a rare genetic disorder.

WLKY reported that 17-month-old Oakley is one of two people in the world to have MED12-associated syndrome. He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Oakley. (Photo/GoFundMe)
Oakley. (Photo/GoFundMe)

EMT Allison Schweitzer, who took time off work to be with her son, has already used her family medical leave and vacation time for the year.

Her colleagues are organizing fundraisers to support the family.

"It's hard to see the toll that it is taking on Allison," colleague Amy Seelye said. "She's here taking care of people at work all day long and then she has to go home and continue to work basically to take care of her little boy. We want to help take care of her."

A GoFundMe has also been created to help the family with expenses.

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