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Fundraiser for Leesburg man with rare cancer

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Jeff cook is known for his love of the outdoors and coaching his coaches his son's baseball team.

"He loves spending time with his kids, huge baseball fan," Jennifer Heath said.

Back in October, doctors diagnosed Jeff with a rare form of cancer in his back and chest.

"Cancer of unknown primary, not sure where it originated from but pathology is telling us that this is a colon cancer," Heath said.

Jeff's sister says it wasn't easy when her brother told her.

"Heart breaking it's, heart breaking," Heath said.

Because the cancer is so rare he has to travel back and forth to Jacksonville Mayo Clinic to receive treatment. While he is getting treatment his family helps with his three young kids.

"I get his kids every afternoon after school.They come here and do their homework. And I help run them back and forth to practices and that sort of thing," Heath said.

But he doesn't just receive support from his sister, he also has help from the community. It was his brother-in-law who got the idea to host an auction and Bar-b-que at J&E Restaurant.

The response was so huge that Heath house hold has four bar-que grills in front of their home.

"I wasn't expecting it to be this big but I am blessed that everyone is pulled together and made it this big,"

And all though it's keeping them busy the Heaths are just happy to receive the support from the community.

If you would like to buy something from the auction to support Jeff Cook it will start around PM tomorrow in Leesburg at J&E Restaurant.

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