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Mother of Eisenhower boy who collapsed gives her side of the story

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YAKIMA, WA - We informed you last week about 15-year-old Charles Hanson from Eisenhower who collapsed at school on Friday. He was airlifted from Yakima Memorial Hospital to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. Now, we get his mother's side of the story.

Reporter Haley Gibbs got a chance to speak with Traci Hanson, and learned that when her phone rang in the middle of the day last Friday, she had no idea that she would be told something no mother ever wants to hear.

"They didn't want to tell me over the phone," Hanson said. "They were just like you can't drive, you need someone to drive you and I'm like, 'What is wrong with my child?'"

She was told he had collapsed after doing a pull-up challenge at Eisenhower High School, and that his heart had stopped beating.

"I never would have imagined," she said.

This was especially shocking given that Charles had been partaking in sports since he was eight years old, and now he can't play football ever again.

"That's more upsetting than anything, to him, because that's his world," said Hanson.

Because doctors had to put a defibrilator inside of him, playing football could be deadly for Charles. However, he's hoping he will still be able to wrestle, another passion of his. But whether he can or not, his mother will always be cheering him on.

"Whatever he wants to do, I am totally going to be his total supporter."

Charles' mother says he should be released tomorrow afternoon if all goes well.

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