Logan's Journey to Kickin' Cancer

Local - 10/27/2013 6:42 PM by Joe Hellriegel
FAYETTEVILLE -  The news of a loved one diagnosed with cancer is something nobody wants to hear. For one family, that news came in February of this year.

The community came together to support Logan Harper, a 9-year-old boy who is battling stage 3A Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

"This is family, you know this is community family. And there was no thinking about it, this is juts what we needed to do," said Libby Campbell.

With help, Campbell organized a benefit concert where all the money raised would go to the Harper family. Matt Brewster, Rob Legg and Taylor Made all performed at the concert.

"It would mean everything to see Logan walk away healthy and happy and the family happy, that would mean more than any amount of money that we raise," said Matt Brewster.

Logan got out of the hospital on Friday and wasn't planning on attending, but plans change.

"It's unbelievable, the support the community has given us, we can't put it into words. We couldn't do it without the community. Logan as you can tell from pictures and any video that you've seen, his smile is contagious to begin with. He never complains, never complains," said Logan's parents, Michael and Sally Harper.

The idea to hold a benefit concert for Logan came from students at a local middle school.

"We knew he needed help and everything and we just wanted to do our best to help with him and we've seen that they did a good job on the hotdog sale and we wanted to bring it up to the next level. Everybody really helps out and helps each other and they'll do anything for each other and if one's in trouble then we'll help," said Ansted Middle School student Hunter Darby.

"He's a very fun little kid so he is grateful for everything that everyone has done for him," said Sally Harper.


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