ADEL, GA (WALB) - Adel is turning their streets gold for a little boy old battling cancer. Inspiration can come from anywhere.
For the town of Adel, it's a six year old who proves that superheroes don't always wear capes.
Most kids spend their days in school and on the playground, but for one six year old, it is spent in a hospital room.
Tripp Lasseter was diagnosed in July with stage four neuroblastoma.
But don't think that Trip has let cancer get the best of him. He still has the personality of a energetic and outgoing first grader.
Tripp has inspired the town of Adel. So much so that a handful of people have started a organization called the Puddleville Project.
"I just started a Facebook page. Just kinda starting out slow. And then it's just kinda snowballed from there. Now we have the committee and everything. Everybody has come together great," said Jessica Lawrence, founder of the Puddleville Project
Not only is the project raising money for Tripp, but it also helps pay for the expenses of nine other children that have recently been diagnosed with cancer in Cook County.
"I can only imagine how these kids feel knowing their community is supporting them. They are fighting a battle most adults couldn't even deal with," said Jori Thompson, board member of the Puddleville Project.
The people of Adel call Tripp their hometown superhero and they credit him for lifting the spirits of other children.
He also serves as an inspiration for many adults.
"This is an opportunity for the people of Adel to put into an organization that it'll give back 100% to Adel," said Adel Mayor, Buddy Dukes
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