A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of the son of D.C. Headley, the Phoenix Suns' long-time manager of basketball communications, as he continues to battle an aggressive illness.
The page was created Thursday by the team's VP of basketball communications, Julie Fie. She is looking for help to raise $25,000 to help pay medical expenses for 13-year-old Noah Headley, who has been at Phoenix Children's Hospital for nearly a month due to a breathing problem.
Fie, who has worked with Headley for 20 years, said Noah was rushed to the hospital on May 4 after he was unable to breathe on his own and lost consciousness. He has since been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a disease that weakens the skeletal muscles responsible for breathing, including the arms and legs.
"Since receiving his diagnosis, Noah has battled through multiple hospitalizations, experienced respiratory failure three times, and has been poked and prodded more than a herd of cattle," Fie wrote.
"Noah’s long-term prognosis is unknown, but the hope is that he goes into remission at some point. The neurology team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital hasn’t seen such an aggressive case of myasthenia so they will continue to consult with leading experts around the globe to find the newest and best treatment options."
Fie is looking for help to raise $25,000 to help D.C. and his family pay mounting medical expenses as Noah remains in the hospital and receives treatment. As of Thursday night, over $2,000 has already been raised.
"DC’s a private guy but he agreed to let us tell his story as his family can benefit from the positive energy in prayers and blessings," Fie wrote. "There is also a financial component. As you can imagine, the financial strain is almost equal to the emotional. Please join me in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers and if you would like to join me in making a contribution do so at this GoFundMe page."