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10-year-old Ray McPadden battling rare form of cancer

Earlier this year, 10-year-old Ray McPadden III started getting stomach pains. At first, he was told they were a reaction to his father's unexpected death a year earlier. Ray McPadden Jr. had died

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2014, 1:30 AM

Updated 3,556 days ago

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Earlier this year, 10-year-old Ray McPadden III started getting stomach pains.
At first, he was told they were a reaction to his father's unexpected death a year earlier. Ray McPadden Jr. had died of a heart attack while shoveling snow.
But the pains turned out to be a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.
"It's like a rebound of what happened losing my son, and now being very, very concerned about his son," says the boy's grandfather, Ray McPadden Sr.
Ray's symptoms include stomach pain, appetite loss, nausea and vomiting, but the 10-year-old football player says cancer is an opponent he can beat.
To help, the family has set up a special fund to help with Ray's medical expenses, which are expected to run into the millions of dollars.


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