|Published:||Jul 28, 2013 8:44 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 28, 2013 8:55 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fl. - The community is rallying around a local boy fighting for his life. Seven-year-old Chase Johnson is battling t-cell leukemia.
Chase Johnson is like most 7-year-olds. He loves video games and superheroes.
"He's a huge spiderman fan... he just has a big heart, very sweet boy, good manners," says his mom, Lisa Snyder.
But along with his smile and laughter, Chase is fighting for his life. Back in January of last year, he was diagnosed with t-cell leukemia. Earlier this month, he relapsed while undergoing treatment.
"We are now hoping that we can pull him back into remission that the chemo works and puts him back into remission so he can go for a bone marrow transplant," Snyder adds.
Sunday, the community rallied around Chase and his family with the Grace for Chase fundraiser. Taking donations, selling raffle tickets and giving people the opportunity to join the bone marrow registry.
"I want them to stand back at the end of the day and say, wow this community, North Fort Myers and Cape Coral really stepped out and helped," says friend, Crystal Stowell.
"It's amazing, we are completely overwhelmed with the outpouring from the community," Snyder adds.
Chase's mom, Lisa Snyder says while they've spent many painful days in the hospital, her son has shown everyone he's a fighter.
"The medicine, the radiation, everything he's been through, he just does it... he's the strongest little man I know and I'm very proud of him," she says.
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