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My Son Zeb Jefferies

Published on January 26, 2015 in Share Your Story

My Son Zeb Jefferies


In June of 2012 my 7 year old boy Zeb was having extreme headaches and started laying around doing nothing. He appeared almost lifeless. This was only for a couple days and I took him to the doctor. He was in pain and so sick. They immediately decided to do a ct scan where they found what appeared to be a tumor inside his brain. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I couldn’t respond to the doctor. All I could do was text to all of my family what the doctor was saying. I was alone in that doctors office but within no time my whole family was there helping me the whole way through. I couldn’t speak I could only cry. Zeb was sitting with the nurses and I walked out and we got him and headed to Levine Childrens hospital right then for a MRI. My world was breaking apart. We had to wait until Monday for the results. Let me say that was the hardest weekend of my life…the waiting…and wondering if my baby would die. He became worse each day. When we went to the neurologist Monday he didnt like what he saw. He admitted him right away and we had intensive brain surgery the following day. Dr. Asher was amazing and he saved my son’s life. Zeb struggled and still does but he is alive. He suffers from PTSD and is unable to go to school. His teacher comes to him. This was the hardest time in my life and I thank God for helping us through this time. So many people sent such amazing messages and they meant the world to me. Zeb is almost 10 years old and you would never know he had brain surgery if it werent for the scar on his head. He can run and play and do the things that other kids can do. PTSD is something that can happen so be prepared for it and get a therapist and psychologist. I wish I could make it go away too but I cant. We just have to keep our heads up and pray. Team Zeb

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