Brain Tumor Found, Thanks to Pistol-Whipping

Hospital discovered it after store robbery

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 14, 2014 11:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – If there's an upside to getting bashed in the head by a pistol during a robbery, this would be it: When convenience store manager Jeremiah Willey went to the hospital afterward, a CT scan turned up a large brain tumor, reports KTVK in Phoenix. "They said that had this not been found and soon around the time that it was found, that he probably just would have gone to sleep one night and not been able to wake up," says wife Alisha. The 30-year-old has since had the first of three expected surgeries, and supporters have set up a GoFundMe page for the family of five.

Jerimiah Willey and his three children.
Jerimiah Willey and his three children.   (GoFundMe)
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