Skip to main content

Minneapolis boy with rare illness is looking for his lost Eeyore

Let's help him find it.

A 10-year-old south Minneapolis boy with a rare genetic disorder has lost his best friend, and his mom has taken to social media to find him.

Kari Ihle posted on Facebook last week that her son William lost his Eeyore toy somewhere during his spring break travels.

"This Eeyore has been William’s best friend and partner through countless MRI’s, PET scan, dr’s appointments, hospital stays, ER visits and was even with him in the operating room during his brain surgery," she wrote.

Related: 

– Sign up for our daily newsletters.

William suffers from the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis, which causes the growth of numerous, noncancerous tumors in different parts of the body, in turn causing significant health problems, the Mayo Clinic notes.

Eeyore has been with him through thick and thin, Ihle writes, saying: "He is more than a stuffed animal to William, he is comfort for every scary crappy thing he has fought since he was 18 months old."

Her post has been shared more than 400 times, so let's get the word out further.

Places she's suggested he may have been lost include at MSP Airport, as well as Dallas Fort-Worth and Phoenix Airports. They flew with American and Delta.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

millcitymuseum_hr1

Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

HolmgrenMugRamseyCo

Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.

image

Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Related

Husband dies from rare illness 4 days before wife gives birth

He fell ill while his wife was in hospital ahead of the premature birth of their child.

Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 11.14.18 AM

Watch: Boy with cancer becomes star of his own action movie

Wyatt Crosser is a big fan of the Ninja Turtles, who joined him to fight evil.

liz-welle-gofundme-april-2019

Rare illness strikes popular Twin Cities writer

A GoFundMe raised more than $23,000 in half a day.

Screen Shot 2021-05-25 at 9.09.14 PM

Minnesota boy diagnosed with rare tick-borne disease

The boy is believed to have contracted the disease from a tick in the Buffalo area.