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Oct 14, 2012 7:24 PM

Fundraiser Held For Kid Battling Cancer

A fundraiser was held Saturday for an Owensboro Middle School student battling brain cancer.

Zhuantez Thornton, known as T-Bird, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.

He's had several surgeries but the tumors keep returning.

Saturday, he got support from "Team T-Bird" who raised money to help pay for traveling expenses to see his doctor in Ohio.

"When I make these trips, my mom hasn't got the papers filled out yet, I got to keep up with all the work that I missed and it's hard catching up to the other students," says Thornton.

Thornton's mother says her son's wish is to continue school and playing sports. T-Bird is in the sixth grade at Owensboro Middle School.

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