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Eagles Pot of Gold helps girl with rare disorder

Posted: 1:50 PM, Mar 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-20 18:47:49Z

The Colorado Eagles hockey team is helping a young girl cover the cost of treating her rare disorder.

Megan Hoover, 9, who her family has dubbed "Mighty Miss Megs," was diagnosed with Alexander Disease in the spring of 2014. 

She fell at school while coming in from recess. The weakness in her legs progressed and within six months she was in a wheelchair. 

"This has put her in a chair and limited what she is able to do. But her attitude and her spirit is amazing," said Allison Hoover, Megan's mother.

The family started the  Mighty Miss Megs website to raise awareness about the disorder. 

The Colorado Eagles will be raising money to help Hoover during the March 19 game at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. 

Players will be wearing Irish-themed jerseys  which will be auctioned to help raise money.

Megan will also be celebrating her tenth birthday at the game. 

The money will help the family make changes and get equipment needed to care for Megan as the disease progresses.

"You can't focus on the negative otherwise you're just going to downward spiral. You have to look at the positives and this is one positive girl," said her mother.

UPDATE: The Colorado Eagles, along with fans, helped raise $50,000 for Megan Hoover, who's currently battling Alexander disease. 

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