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Taylor Made, middle schoolers band together for fourth grader with cancer

Local - 10/23/2013 4:35 PM by Karen Franklin
ANSTED - In less than a week, middle schoolers and a well-known West Virginia music group will band together to help a Fayette County fourth grader fight cancer.

Nine-year-old Logan Harper's stage 3A Hodgkins Lymphoma returned just two months after chemotherapy eliminated his active cancer cells. To help him fight his battle, students at Ansted Middle School decided to team up with West Virginia's own Taylor Made for a special benefit concert.

"We're West Virginians, and everybody here is like family because everybody knows each other, and if somebody's hurt, we all help out to try to help them," friend Stacy Ingram said.

The event's proceeds will help Harper's family pay for hospital costs as the Divide Elementary School student undergoes more chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Friends and family members are excited to attend Sunday's concert for Logan Harper.

"We wouldn't miss this," Taylor Made's Brian Duckworth told WOAY. "This is just an honor to do it."

Duckworth's sister and bandmate Wendy Williams continued to talk about the cause.

"Well, we're parents," she said. "We're all parents, and as everybody knows, cancer isn't age prejudice. It's just, it'll hit anybody, and when it hits a child, it hits your heart, so any small token that we could do to be a part of it, of course we wanted to be."

The concert is set for this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville Memorial Building. The event is free of charge, but donations will help the Harper family in their fight against Lymphoma.

"He can do it," friend and organizer Daisy McCune said. "He's strong, and he is bright enough that he can fight through it."

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