Kaukauna Teen Helps Friend Battling Cancer
Kaukauna Teen Basketball Player Gives Back to the Community Video by nbc26.comvideo
Jordan McCabe is running a basketball skill camp to raise money for a six year old boy diagnosed with leukemia. It's called Hoops to Help and so many parents registered their kids for the camp, there was a waiting list.
Hundreds of people were out to show their support for a family going through a rough time.
Braeden Jansen has been battling leukemia for months and his family says it has been a struggle.
"Just a warm and loving little guy whose struggling. I mean this has been a struggle all year and he's doing well, but it's a struggle. It's hard on everybody," says Lori Fafnis, Braeden's aunt.
The Jansen family spends most of their time in a hospital in Milwaukee and says the money raised today will go a long way.
"It's going to help pay a lot of our medical bills and other costs that we have. We're driving down to milwaukee a couple times of week it's been," says Jason Jansen, Braeden's dad.
The McCabes have known the Jansen's for a long time and fourteen year old Jordan wanted to help., so he organized the fundraiser.
"We go through problems everyday, but for him to be fighting for his life as a six year old is absolutely amazing," says Jordan." He's one of the best kids i've ever met in my life."
And Jordan's parents couldn't be prouder.
"To be able to use a skill like that and make that type of an impact, I think is a truly awesome thing," says Gayle McCabe, Jordan's mom.
Food and t-shirts were donated by local businesses and people, so all of the money raised goes to the Jansens..
"One dollar or 10 dollars, every little bit counts. Every little bit helps," says Fafnis.
Jordan says he's touched.
"I just hope that just as a community, we can show how much we care and how much we support braeden and his fight,"
And it's this community support that's helping the jansens continue the fight.