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Fundraiser for Teen with Meningitis

Aaron OjedaCORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis High School graduateĀ is still in the hospital, after he was diagnosed with meningococcal disease earlier this month.

A family friend says doctors had to remove seven of 18-year-old Aaron Ojeda’s fingers on Thursday. Next week, both of his feet will be amputated and possibly part of his legs.

Ojeda, who was unable to make his graduation ceremony last week, still received his diploma after his sister walked for him.

Friends are hosting a car wash fundraiser Saturday morning to help with Ojeda’s medical costs.

It will be at AutoZone on the corner of 9th St. and Circle Blvd. in Corvallis starting at 10 a.m.

The family says it is appreciative of all the community’s good wishes, and has also set up a medical fund.

Anyone who would like to help can make a donation at any CitizensĀ Bank under the “Aaron Ojeda Fund.”

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