Athletes nationwide supporting boy preparing for brain surgery

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An 8-year-old boy who is scheduled for brain surgery Tuesday is receiving support from professional athletes and people all around the country.

Beny Berges is from Connecticut and loves playing hockey. He has to take a break from his hobby because he’s having brain surgery.

Berges was battling headaches for months before his parents took him to the doctor.

His father Pat Berges said the doctors said the good news is they think the headaches are caused from migraines, but the bad news is they found a cluster of vessels that don’t look to be draining properly.

The family left their home in Fairfield Connecticut on Sunday to fly to a hospital in Arizona.

His father said he will most likely need a craniotomy.

His family took to social media to share his story and have received support from the NCAA, professional basketball players, hockey players and other athletes from around the country.

Berges even got a call last week from his favorite NHL player, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.

He said all of the attention makes him feel special.

You can show support for Berges on social media with the hashtag #BeardsforBeny.

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