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Former classmates help raise money for man battling brain tumor

Vanessa Simpkins, Classmate/Friend Vanessa Simpkins, Classmate/Friend

Former high school classmates of one Albany man are coming together to help out an old friend.

24-year-old Duane "Bud" Johnson was involved in an automobile accident in October. After receiving a number of seizures and headaches from the accident, Johnson found out he had a brain tumor. Johnson was on life support after having surgery to remove the tumor. His 2009 Monroe High classmates say they want to help their friend, who is a loving father to his three year old daughter.            

"If we come together as a class, that will bring us together to reach out to the people that we know as a class and it will also help us to help the parents or help the family," said Vanessa Simpkins.  

Johnson's classmates are selling $2 raffle tickets for a $100 gas card. The proceeds will help with Johnson's medical expenses. He's currently undergoing radiation and rehab treatment at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

To donate to the Duane "Bud" Johnson Fundraiser click here. You can also call Vanessa Simpkins at 229-449-0361.

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