Hello, Drake, welcome to your very own Star Wars post (26 Photos)

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Drake Earl hasn't had an easy life. When he was two years old, doctors found an arachnoid cyst on his brain. He had surgery to implant a shunt that drains fluid from his cyst into his abdomen.

Last week, Drake's mother Mallory noticed Drake was yawning a lot - a classic sign that the boy is trying to relieve pressure in his brain. When Drake started getting massive headaches it became obvious to Mallory that Drake's shunt was malfunctioning. It wasn't long before Drake began vomiting and getting dizzy, his brain was filling with fluid.

The family rushed from South Dakota to St. Paul to see one of the few doctors who can perform such a difficult surgery. Drake spent the last 7 days recovering and he's doing well. While in the hospital Mallory would hop on theCHIVE to get her mind off things and she found herself writing me an email which I received last night. Mallory asked for a small favor:

"… Drake is in the hospital recovering and I don't ask for much. The last 6 years have been rough for Drake but he has such a positive attitude about it all. I want to do something special for him and I was wondering if we could ask theCHIVE for a small favor? Drake loves Star Wars and he'd be ecstatic to see a Star Wars themed post. You don't have to mention Drake or anything. I just know a Star Wars post on theCHIVE would make him smile, he's a loyal little Chiver and you've been helping me keep calm through this very difficult time.

At the very least, thank you very much for reading this. - Mallory."

Drake, this post is for you, buddy...

And now a special message from us at theCHIVE

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  • passionboxster

    Fight and fight!! KCCO !! You are an hero !! xxx

  • theMike

    Drake! KCCO Little Man!! The Force is Strong within you to conquer this!!

  • WpgMedic81

    Speedy recovery Drake, the force is strong with you

  • Megan

    Get well soon and Chive On!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DannyChristy Dan Christy

    On behalf of the The Rebel Legion (Nar Shaddaa Base) and The 501st ( Wisconsin Garrison) and all athe the Bases and outpost of both the 501st and Rebel Legions around the world, we all wish you the speediest of recoveries and continued health. May the Force Be With You young Drake, as the force is strong in you. :=<8[-]8>=:
    http://www.501st.com http://www.rebellegion.com

  • Charlotte

    Drake, you are awesome! KKCO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000485273259 Gabino Salgado Jr

    Keep your head up Drake! KCCO!

  • Phill

    Drake, you are the man! KCCO and may the force be with you always. Mom, you are an amazing one!

  • Keith

    Hi from Winnipeg, Drake! Get well soon, and have a great summer!

  • WoogyMonster

    Strong with this one, the force is. Yeesssssss.

  • https://www.facebook.com/graham.lynk Graham Lynk

    KCCO from Canada buddy! keep smiling and may the force be with you!

  • RiosDorothy

    like Patricia replied I'm blown away that a mother able to get paid $6004 in one month on the internet. did you see this page (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/Jsfhg

  • Canadian Chiver

    You are awesome Drake!

  • Lynn

    Amazing thanks to chive great work
    Drake you are a champ fight the good fight angel stay strong !!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Bogie Bogdan Enache

    Good Luck Little Chiver on a speedy recovery!

  • laelow

    Grown men aren't suppose to cry, darn allergy get me every time !

    #1 #28
    Get well Drake. May the force be with you.

  • matty

    All the best from England Drake, KCCO!

  • Scoobachinski

    LOVE the Chive for introducing us to this kid!

    Drake, you absolutely rock! Keep up the fight and keep smiling :-)

  • Dan C

    Keep Calm and may the Chive be with you.

  • patov40

    62 pages of comments??!! Chivers rule!! Get well soon Drake. Do it you must!! B)

    • Mallory

      crazy isn't it!! so awesome

      • patov40

        My God Mom! I think you and your boy broke the internet. KCCO yourself Mallory. As hard as he is fighting and keeping calm, I know you're doing it tenfold. Be well! B-)

  • Phee

    You guys absolutely REEK of coolness and so do Mallory and Drake. Drake I'm so happy you got the needed medical care…now its time to look forward to better days and feeling good!

  • Chase

    May the force be with you Drake! Your'e a true Jedi!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607035011 Lance Paperweight Lamkin

    Dear Drake,

    Keep Calm and Let the Force Flow Through You.

  • Metlady

    KCCO Drake! I hope you are enjoying all of the posts and feeling better :)

  • Keegan

    Chive on Drake, Chive on.

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