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Fundraiser Held For Hallsville Teen

A fundraiser was held today in Hallsville to give an East Texas teenager, hope for a brighter future. 14 year old Michael Watson is a student at Hallsville Junior High, and suffers from Dystonia. It's a brain disorder that robs its victims of motor skills and has kept Michael wheelchair-bound since childhood.

The fundraiser at Mulberry Springs Baptist Church was one of many, in an attempt to raise money for a 150-thousand dollar operation. The procedure, called deep brain stimulation, could give Michael the chance to walk again.

Michael's parents say it's a chance to give him what they want most, a normal life.

If you want to help you are asked to call the Mulberry Springs Baptist Church at 903-668-2198.

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