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Community of McGregor rallies behind ailing 6 month old

Posted: 5:10 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 19:27:43-04
Aiden Cubbage

MCGREGOR, TX — After hearing one of their youngest residents was in the hospital, the City of McGregor rushed to help.

Aiden Cubbage, one of the 6-month-old twin sons of Katy and Josh Cubbage, started exhibiting odd, seizure like symptom.

"About a week ago the parents were noticing some physical differences with Aiden, he wasn't responding to things he should have been and he would kind of space out....and even for a six month old, it was pretty obvious there was something going on" explained Cubbage Family friend, Remy Ramirez.

After rushing him to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest, Hillcrest then sent the Cubbage Family to McLane Children's, but Aiden's mother, Katy Cubbage said she wasn't sure of the still unanswered questions.

"They didn't give much of an answer at all and I just didn't feel settled with that" said Katy Cubbage.

The family then sought help at Cook Children's in Fort Worth, where the family explains they finally found the answer, an underdeveloped autonomic nervous system.

"Its part of his nervous system and its just where its just not developing as fast enough to where he's struggling, its what the seizure like activity why it looks like that, its why he turned blue" said Katy Cubbage.

Having been released by Cook Children's after Aiden's diagnosis, the community of McGregor looks to help lessen the financial tension for the family.

"Right now if you want to donate, you can donate through Facebook ... Also there will be a donation jar here at the coffee shop in McGregor and in the VFW in Hewitt," explained Ramirez.