11-year-old Abilene boy battling rare condition connected to COVID-19



ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family of an 11-year-old Abilene boy who is battling a rare condition connected to COVID-19 at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Family members tell BigCountryHomepage.com that 11-year-old Cason Abbott was diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition that can cause inflammation in different organs, including the lungs, heart, brain, and kidneys, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While the cause of the condition isn’t entirely known, CDC says “many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.”

Cason was diagnosed with COVID-19 in November, according to family members.

His mother Angie has been at his bedside through it all. With barley a moment to collect her thoughts after losing her fiancé to cardiac arrest at thanksgiving she was thrust into another tragedy when Cason began exhibiting strange symptoms including a chronically sore stomach, frequent headaches, fatigue and a rash on his arms. While they didn’t know it at the time these are the early warning signs of MIS-C.

” I can honestly tell you that Cason has been so much sicker with the MIS-C then he ever was with COVID”

-Angie Abbott

Angie hopes that if nothing else parents will take note of their situation and catch these symptoms early to prevent the heartache and pain she and her son have gone through.

If you would like to donate to Cason’s cause, click here.

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