A 12-year-old Loomis boy was able to get much needed brain surgery thanks to help from the community.
In May, News10 introduced viewers to RJ Kahaunaele, who has an extremely rare brain tumor, which makes it nearly impossible for him to function.
"(I have) headaches, double vision, and stabbing pains in my eye," RJ said. "It makes it hard to move and makes me real dizzy."
RJ's family felt stuck, they couldn't find a neurosurgeon willing to work on his pineal cyst because it is very difficult to remove.
But then, they found Dr. Dong Kim, a neurosurgeon and director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
So, another roadblock stood in the way -- money. RJ's family couldn't afford the trip, nor the deductibles. Reluctantly, they asked for help.