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Marcus Struble, right, was diagnosed with post infectious encephalitis and meningitis earlier this year. The seventh-grader lost 65 percent of the strength on the right side of his body, along with much of his memory. He's pictured above with his parents, Mark and Katie Struble. A benefit is being planned in Marcus' honor on March 10 at Ready Randy's. Photo by P.H.oto.

New Richmond teenager works to overcome brain injury

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Like most teenagers his age, seventh-grader Marcus Struble started going through mood swings and personality changes in mid- to late-December.


The problem, said Katie Struble, is that Marcus continued to spiral downhill.

"He would get blinding headaches," she said. "The doctors thought it was migraines, but medicine wouldn't help."

It wasn't until early January, when Marcus went to a friend's birthday party, that the family realized something was really wrong.

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