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Team Gulledge raises money for Tuscola County teen battling H1N1

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(04/05/14) - A Millington eighth grader, Brady Gulledge, is still in the hospital fighting complications of contracting the H1N1 virus in February.

Jason Gulledge described his son's current condition.

"Well, basically he's been at U of M for 46 days, basically we're waiting for his lungs to start working, he's on life support," he said. 

Saturday, friends of the Gulledge family hosted a fundraiser at Churchill's in downtown Flint to help offset the cost of Brady's medical bills. Brady's father had trouble finding the words to describe Saturday's event, "an overwhelming outcome... I just... showing me the love I guess, I dunno," Gulledge said.

Friends of the Gulledge family are sympathetic to their burden.

"We all know that medical bills can be extremely expensive. We want to make sure the family is taken care of, that their bills are taken care of," said Deanna Palzin, who also helped organize Saturday's event.

The fundraising efforts where extensive.

"So far, we've had some fabulous donations, we have lots of stuff going on, we got a big humongous fabulous silent auction, we have a live band, we're selling Team Gulledge merchandise, baked goods, 50/50 raffle," Palzin said.

Brady's father is still overwhelmed by all of the support.

"I cant believe that people would take time out of their...everyone has their own problems, but they still show up here and are doing this for us..I don't know what to say really."

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