The Pine-Richland Rams are rallying around their coach's 6-year-old son who was recently diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis.
He is one of several children diagnosed with the mysterious polio-like disease that mainly affects children and can cause paralysis.
Bryson Ackermann is the son of the head boy's basketball coach and many of the players refer to him as a brother.
The community is also coming together and has raised more than $40,000 on a fundraising website.
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"He's family to everybody. You see a little kid that's six years old that is this sick, it puts life in perspective," Petcash said. "Bryson is a really strong kid and he will fight through it."
As of right now, there are six cases of AFM being treated at UPMC Children's Hospital: three are confirmed and three are suspected.
Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control reports 62 cases across 22 states.
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