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Community reaches out to cancer patient who helped others

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SUMNER, GA (WALB) - Recently we introduced you to a Worth County teen suffering from terminal cancer. Despite his own battle, he and his mom have been working to help others. Saturday night, the community came together to help them.

Friends and family held a benefit for Christopher Oates at the Old Sumner High School. At 16-years-old he has a rare cancer that attacks his bones and organs.

He and his mom have spent their time making care boxes for other families facing similar situations. The young man inspired several people to show generosity towards him.

All proceeds from the event will go towards helping the Oates family.


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