Colorado Eagles raise $41,000 for Greeley boy in need of brain surgery

Pot of Gold night raises money for Wesley Martin

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles hosted its third annual 'Pot of Gold' night Saturday, raising money for 10 year-old Wesley Martin in need of brain surgery.

When Martin was seven months old, a CT scan found an arachnoid cyst on the right side of his brain. Recently, another scan revealed his cyst is the size of a grapefruit and is the collapsing the right ventricle. Doctors told Wesley's parents Tara and Kevin he needed surgery by this summer. However, the doctor who will perform the surgery is out-of-network, so they are raising money to pay for the surgery.

Saturday, the Colorado Eagles dedicated the entire night to helping Wesley. The 10 year-old donned a special Eagles jersey with his favorite number 14 while he dropped the puck. Sheriffs deputies from local law enforcement carried buckets the entire night, collecting money for Wesley and the Eagles auctioned off player's jerseys.

During the third period, Wesley and his parents Kevin and Tara were given a check for $41,259 to help pay for his much needed surgery.

"Thank you so much for your incredible support...especially the Colorado Eagles, and all the fans," said Kevin and Tara Martin. 

The Martins need $200,000 to pay for Wesley's surgery. To read more about Wesley or donate, click here.

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