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Community celebrates Albany boy's birthday

Michael Stephens enjoys his birthday (Source: WALB) Michael Stephens enjoys his birthday (Source: WALB)
Michael Stephens enjoys his birthday (Source: WALB) Michael Stephens enjoys his birthday (Source: WALB)
Katoya Stephens (Source: WALB) Katoya Stephens (Source: WALB)
Jacques Johnson (Source: WALB) Jacques Johnson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The community came together to celebrate the birthday of an Albany boy battling several illnesses.  A birthday celebration thrown by a local salon owner was held at Tift Park for 10-year-old Michael Stephens.      

Stephens received Easter baskets, a bike, and signed paraphernalia from Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Ricardo Lockette. 

"It is amazing. Today could not  have been any better. It's beautiful, people are here, the support is here, We feel supported," said Katoya Stephens.

Hip hop artist Jacques Johnson also performed. 

"When Bankhead reached out to me about performing here it was like a no brainer," said Johnson.

Michael has undergone several heart surgeries.     

He will have tests done the following week to determine what kind of brain surgery he needs next.

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