MACKINAW Ill. (WMBD)– Reed Fry was like any normal 10-year-old boy that loved baseball and Imagine Dragons.
But back in April of 2019, Reed’s family members said he had a headache so severe that he was taken to the hospital where they learned of his brain cancer.
After a lengthy treatment period, Reed beat his cancer and returned to his baseball team “the Dee-Mack Warriors.”
However, after a routine check-up in the Spring of 2022, Reed and his family learned that his cancer had come back.
Now his family said they are spending their summer living life to the fullest and trying to cross off items on Reed’s Summer bucket list.
Some things Reed said wants to accomplish are going to the Grand Canyon, going to an Imagine Dragons concert, serving food at the Ronald McDonald’s house, and going to Niagara Falls.
Reed’s team held a fundraiser on Saturday where they played baseball, had food, and bounce houses all in hopes to raise money for Reed and help with his bucket list.
“Lets see how we can bring people together and work together to support the family,” Cameron Coffman, director of the Warriors, said. “Mackinaw is a very family oriented town and we just want to bring as much support as we could.”
Courtney Fry, Reed’s mother said seeing all of the people who came out to support her son on Saturday had a huge impact on her son and their family.
“Pulling up today it hit me that all these people are here for him,” Fry said.
“I want this boy to see everything and do everything and we don’t know if this boy will be here at this time next year and I just want him to see what the world has to offer,” Fry said.
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