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Fundraiser being held to help son of former Georgia Southern great

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Adrian Peterson helped put Eagle Football on the map, and now Georgia Southern fans are helping Peterson and his son in their time of need.

For everything you can get on the menu at Chops in Statesboro, Sunday brunch usually isn't one of them, but you can this Sunday, and it's to help a great cause.

Six-year-old AJ Peterson is battling an inoperable brain tumor. It's the kind of challenge that even his dad's football heroics can't outrun or tackle.

Peterson won all kinds of honors while at Georgia Southern and helped the Eagles win national championships on his way to a 10 year career in the NFL. Peterson also serves as an author and role model, speaking to young people about overcoming severe speech impediments to follow his dream.

Friends like Hope Alred planned planned the brunch on Sunday to help the family overcome medical bills.

"Everybody that's watched Adrian or watched a YouTube video of Adrian or hear him speak or read his book wants to do something to thank him," Alred said.

Alred said Peterson has helped so many over the years, this is a small way to pay back the favor.