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Teens hold fundraiser to pay for friend's cancer treatment

Kodey Johnson (left) with Katie Leon at the hospital Kodey Johnson (left) with Katie Leon at the hospital
Katie Leon (center) with her friends Kodey Johnson (top) and others Katie Leon (center) with her friends Kodey Johnson (top) and others
Katie Leon band photo (Source: family) Katie Leon band photo (Source: family)
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Some Coffee High School Students are raising money for their friend who's battling cancer without health insurance.

19-year-old Katie Leon was diagnosed with acute leukemia earlier this year, and has been facing mounting medical expenses from ongoing chemo therapy treatments in Augusta.

Now, her friends and family are gearing up for a big fundraiser on July 27 they've officially dubbed Katie Day.  The all day event will feature live concerts, concession sales, blow up slides and live auctions.  All proceeds will go to pay for Leon's medical and travel expenses.

The Douglas teen was an honor graduate from Coffee High.  Her friends say she's in the beginning stages of remission, and say her spirits have remained high during treatment.

 

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