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Teammates Host Fundraiser for Stafford High School Freshman

Michael Oliver wearing number 987. Photo by Mary Ann Magnant.

By Susan Larson

Stafford High School freshman Michael Oliver was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor — germinoma. His Cross Country and Track teammates are holding a fundraising dinner to help the family with expenses. The spaghetti dinner is 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at Stafford High School, 33 Stafford Indians Lane in Fredericksburg. Cost is $10 per person.

“Michael is currently undergoing testing at Children’s Hospital in DC, to confirm germinoma tumors on his pituitary gland,” said Duke DiEugenio, a teammate organizing the event. “He has diabetes insipidus, which doctors are treating with steroids while they wait for more test results.” Once his diagnosis is confirmed, doctors will devise a treatment plan.

Michael also has a GoFundMe account at

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