There’s a 15 year old in Northumberland County living a normal teenage life right now despite a brush with death just six months ago.
A sudden terrible headache turned into a nightmare for him, and his family.
Marcos Velazquez, or Mikey as his family calls him, remembers a Sunday afternoon last November at his home in Shamokin. It was a lazy day. Mom and dad were watching a movie and he was in his room.
“About a half hour later, it felt like screws were going into the side of my head,” Mikey recalled.
Mom Jessica Lopez went to get him a pain reliever, but dad Marcos, or Mike, instantly knew something was up.
“I had a chill run down my spine when he told me his head was about to explode.”
Soon after, Mikey vomited repeatedly and his parents took him to an ER close by. Staff there took one look at a CAT scan and got him on a helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville.