Marathon golf outing benefits student with cancer

2:39 PM, Jun 20, 2012   |    comments
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LIVERMORE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Wednesday was a day to find shelter from the heat, in the shade or in the water.

Instead one man spent it under the hot sun on a golf course, playing the longest round of his life. Ryan Wilkins loves to play golf, but that's not the reason he chose today to get out there with his clubs.

He expected to play about 135 holes and for each one he was raising money for one of his students.

Nine-year-old Caleb Morris was recently diagnosed with cancer. Doctors removed a tumor from his eye, but he must now go through chemotherapy and radiation to remove the small bit of cancerous material attached to a nearby muscle.

Caleb's prognosis for a full recovery is good, but he has a long difficult road ahead of him. That's why the community is pitching in to help.

 

"When we talk about Caleb he's a really super kid, he's responsible, he's respectful and has a super attitude", said Ryan Wilkins, his principal at Hartford-Sumner Elementary School.

A big fundraising event for Caleb and his family is set for this Saturday at the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center in North Turner. It features a spaghetti dinner and runs from 4:30 to 8:30. 

 

 

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