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Support pouring in for North Fort Myers teacher that underwent emergency brain surgery

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Support pouring in for North Fort Myers teacher that underwent emergency brain surgery

Support pouring in for North Fort Myers teacher that underwent emergency brain surgery

Support pouring in for North Fort Myers teacher that underwent emergency brain surgery to remove tumor.

ONLY ON FOUR -- A NORTH FORTMYERS TEACHER SAYS SHE’S LUCKYTO BE ALIVE -- AFTER NEEDINGEMERGENCY BRAIN SURGERY EARLIERTHIS MONTH.AND SHE TELLS FOX 4’S ROCHELLEALLEYNE THAT SHE FEELS EVENLUCKIER TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OFHER COMMUNITY BEHIND HER WHILEON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.13-1738-56((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"I usually get migraines."For North Fort Myers High Schoolteacher -- Dianira Rivera --headaches are pretty normal.((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"Since I’ve been in my teenyears."But in September -- she got one-- that just felt different.((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"My speech was slurred."{butted t}((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"I could not even pick somethingup off the floor."And after three weeks of agony-- and several trips to urgentcare -- she finally went to theER.((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"That’s when they found out Ihad a mass in the cerebellum."She had a brain tumor.Doctors removed it in earlyOctober.Two weeks later -- and she’sdoing..."Better."Thanks to the surgery and alittle help from a friend.((Rochelle Alleyne//Fox 4Reporter))"This surgery has brought anunexpected cost into inDianira’s life.

But that’s wherea friend of hers who also workshere at North Fort Myers hasstepped in.

She started aGoFundMe page and told me shewas hoping to raise about$1,000.

But the page hascollected much more than eitherof them had expected."((Lachy Hernandez//Dianira’sFriend))"We’re very, very happy."To date, they’ve raised morethan $14,000 dollars.((Dianira Rivera//Had BrainSurgery))"I really thank everyone.

Evenpeople that I don’t know havedonated money."Dianira goes back to the doctortomorrow for the results of abiopsy on that tumor.At this point she’s expected tobe out of work for at




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