'He's inspired me': Bunnell High School rallies around junior during 2nd bout with cancer
Bunnell High School is rallying around Jimmy Galpin, a junior who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma last
Galpin also lost his vision to cancer at age
2, but it never stopped him in life. In fact, he was featured on News 12 over
three years ago when he was showing off his drumming skills.
He reconnected with News 12's Marissa Alter on
Friday, saying that he still plays the drums – but they have taken a
backseat after enduring 12 rounds of chemotherapy following his lymphoma
Through it all, Galpin attended classes remotely. His most recent scan shows that he
is in remission.
Classmates Ryan Kingston and Meghan Fenton brought up the idea
of a GoFundMe
to help his family with mounting medical bills to teacher Tim
Reilly, who immediately signed on to organize the effort.
“He's inspired me maybe like no other human being has done, but
definitely like no other young adult has done before,” Reilly told News 12.
“He's very outgoing, very friendly. Everyone loves Jimmy,”
Kingston told News 12 that he couldn’t remember “one time when
he’s had a frown on his face.”
In 24 hours, the campaign surpassed $5,000, with most donations
coming from inside the Bunnell community.