Family needs help to raise money for son's second skull surgery

'I noticed his head started looking different again, but worse. '


In October 2019, 2-year-old Branson Figueroa underwent corrective surgery on his skull. Branson suffers from a rare skull condition that causes his bones to join together too quickly.

By all accounts, Branson’s surgery was deemed successful. Until recently, when Branson’s mom, Heather, realized something wasn’t right.

“I noticed his head started looking different again, but worse. And he's started sleeping again during the day for about three to four hours. And he'd wake up and cry about head pain,” said Heather Figueroa.

The family was devastated to learn Branson’s surgery was not done correctly, and connected with a top neurosurgeon in Texas who gave them hope.

Dr. Jeffey Fearon will perform reconstructive surgery on Branson’s skull, allowing his brain to grow properly.

Unfortunately, the family’s insurance does not cover the $50,000 surgery.

So, Heather turned to the Facebook page that has always given her family encouragement.

"It’s incredible, all the support and love, and it all started from the u local page last year. So many people fell in love with him,” said Heather Figueroa.

The family created a GoFundMe with hopes they will be able to raise enough for Branson to have his surgery in October 2020.

If all goes well, mom made a promise.

“I said, ‘If mommy and daddy can raise the money you're going to help daddy shave my head,” said Heather Figueroa. “I'm going to shave my head because right before surgery that's what we do for him.”