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Gaithersburg Boy With Brain Disorder Suffering During Power Outage

10:40 PM, Jul 2, 2012   |    comments
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- Like hundreds of thousands of people in the DC-area, Gaithersburg resident April Crohare is hoping that her power is turned back on just as soon as possible.

It's been a long, hot few days for April and her family.  A frightening few days, as well.

April's four year-old son Charlie, who was born with a rare brain disorder that causes him to have about a half dozen seizures every day, is now having more than four times that number of seizures because of the heat.  

The Crohares do have a portable generator running right now but it's not strong enough to power the air conditioning, without which Charlie must simply endure the additional seizures, any one of which, his mother fears, could be life threatening.

April says she has called Pepco several times, not looking for preferential treatment, but simply hoping to find out when their power will be restored.  The answer? Right now, nobody knows for sure.

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