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By Jeff Pack

Murrieta teen fighting battle with MRSA infection


Last updated 8/8/2018 at 6:54pm

Gantt Family

Gavin Gantt smiles and gives the thumbs-up sign just days after a MRSA infection caused him to be hospitalized and confined to a hospital bed for two weeks.

When 15-year-old Murrieta resident Gavin Gantt told his parents that he heard a pop in his thigh during water polo practice July 11, he couldn't have known that he would end up where he is now.

Gavin – who beat brain cancer when he was just 10 years old – is once again in a fight, this time against a MRSA infection that wreaked havoc on his body, and his mom Deanna's emotions.

"It is the most terrifying thing you will ever experience in your entire life," Deana Gantt said. "He was intubated for 12 days, stabilized with sedatives where they are basically paralyzing his body and a machi...

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