STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Former Sparrow Hospitalized

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A former Sparrow, Addi Irey, is in the hospital after an AVM in her brain burst, resulting in fluid and pressure on the brain. The 9-year-old was born with three AVMs. Two of them were

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 1:32 PM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 1:32 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A former Sparrow, Addi Irey, is in the hospital after an AVM in her brain burst, resulting in fluid and pressure on the brain.

Scroll for more content...

The 9-year-old was born with three AVMs. Two of them were surgically removed years ago, but the third one burst over the holiday weekend. The location of this AVM makes it impossible to remove it surgically. For that reason, it will have to be removed with radiation.

There are new concerns about Addi's condition because doctors found a fourth AVM. Her dad says this was a surprise to her neurologist. This means her body can now grow AVMs.

You can help by donating here.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
Brookings
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 52°
Crater Lake
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 62°
Grants Pass
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 66°
Klamath Falls
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 62°
Hot Temperatures Continue
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events