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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A benefit was held Sunday for Will Ayers, 13, who was diagnosed with cancer in February. Several musical guests played at the benefit along with motivational speaker Jim Carter. Will is currently an 8th grader at Caledonia Middle School and is being treated at St. Jude in Memphis.

“He’s never once gotten down- always keeps a smile on his face. And I’ve told several people, you always hear of the St. Jude heros. He is a true hero. He is his mom and dad’s hero because he is awesome,” said his mother, Angie Ayers.

“I hate to see that it takes something like that to get the people together. But these people are absolutely wonderful,” said father Jim Ayers.

To keep up with Will’s story you can like his page, Prayers for Ayers, on Facebook.

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