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Christopher Goheens home after suffering

The Peru Primary School third-grader was cleared by doctors to return to school following winter recess, said his mother, and though he appears to be doing okay, she's still worried about what the future holds. What Goheens does know, is that her son will have to return to Boston in the next six to 12 months for follow-up.

"[The doctors] are hoping at that point, these vessels will have gotten smaller or there's vessels big enough to get to coil them off and kill them," she said. "They also want to do an arrhythmia study and try to figure out where that arrhythmia is coming from and regulate that."

In the meantime, a fundraiser has been planned for the Helping Hearts for Christopher Fund, the fund established through the Foundation of CVPH in Plattsburgh which provides travel assistance to Christopher's family. The fundraiser will be a dinner held Friday, Feb. 5, at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include entertainment by The Back Porch Band and a 50/50 drawing.

The cost will be $25 at the door or $20 in advance by calling 569-4514, 643-2261 or 569-4118 for tickets.

Those wishing to send cards to Christopher may do so in care of him to 13 Northwood Ave., Apt. A, Peru N.Y. 12972.

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