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Living for Reel helps with childhood cancer

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A 17 year old's last wish was to help other children with cancer.

Nick Widner passed away last September from Osteosarcoma.

His family and friends put together a festival in Albany.

They wanted to make sure his legacy is known for celebrating and helping others.

Living in the Reel was an online gaming screen name for Nick Widner.

It is now the name of a charity honoring his life. 

A concert event was the kickoff of this charity.

It was started by Nick's mother to raise awareness for childhood cancer and help other families through the financial hardships that go along with that. 

"He saw how it affected other families financially. How more research was needed, more awareness," said Carmin Widner, Nick's mother. 

September also doubles as childhood cancer awareness month.

This seemed like the perfect time for an event.

A live auction, food vendors and a live band helped make the event a success.

His best friend Marvin Thomas says Nick would have enjoyed the event. 

"He would be excited. He loves music, loves cars, loves motorcycles. He would have loved it," said Thomas. 

All proceeds raised go to help families in Lee County and surrounding area.

The Living for Reel Fundraiser was created to carry out Nick's legacy and wish by helping families fight pediatric cancer. 

"This was just his dream and we are glad to make it come true," said Widner. 

To donate to the Living in the Reel Charity, visit it's website.

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