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Cancer patient has a dying wish

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

MORRIS, GA (WALB) – A south Georgia community came together Saturday to help a dying man.

77-year-old Willie Cox not only suffers from terminal cancer but he's living in deplorable conditions.

Now neighbors, family, and friends are trying to grant him a final wish, a place he can be proud to call home.

Their are holes in the roof and the rotten floorboards are not safe to walk on.

With donations and volunteer labor they're diligently working to rebuild his single wide trailer.

"He and my other grandfather brought me up, anything that's yours you need to try to hold on to and that's basically all he's trying to do is hold on to what he can call home," Tony Allen, Willie Cox's Grandson.

"The house needs a whole overhaul so if anyone under our voice wants to help make donations it will be greatly appreciated," said Emma Bell, family friend.

Cox has lived in Morris in Clay county all his life, as he faces death, his wife suffers from dementia.

For now they aren't sure how long the repairs will take.

If you want to volunteer your time or help the family fix up that trailer Call Emma Bell at (229) 732-3219 or Tony Allen (229) 376-8390.

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