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Boy battling genetic condition needs help finding lost 'Eeyore'

Eeyore's stuck by his owner through thick and thin. When William had brain surgery to stop the seizures caused by his condition, Eeyore was in the operating room with him.
Eeyore the stuffed donkey has been William Ihle's companion since he was 18 months old. (Photo courtesy: Ihle family)

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis boy battling a rare genetic condition needs some help getting his best buddy back.

William Ihle, who has tuberous sclerosis complex, has had a stuffed donkey named "Eeyore" since he was 18 months old. When William was traveling with his family in Arizona and Texas last week for spring break, Eeyore somehow got lost.

Eeyore the stuffed donkey has been William Ihle's companion since he was 18 months old. (Photo courtesy: Ihle family)

Eeyore has stuck by his owner through thick and thin. When William had brain surgery to stop the seizures caused by his condition, Eeyore was in the operating room with him.

"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," William's mother, Kari, wrote on Facebook.

Kari believes the toy was lost at the MSP, Dallas-Fort Worth or Phoenix airport. She's hoping social media will help reunite William with his "best friend."