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Wisconsin teen uses his Make-A-Wish to raise money for cancer research

Posted at 3:10 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 16:10:15-05

WISCONSIN — A Wisconsin teen was diagnosed with large B-cell Leukemia when he was 13 years old. When he got his wish from Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, he decided to do something for not only himself, but everyone in the cancer community.

Lucas Nelson didn't know what he wanted when Make-A-Wish granted him a wish, but he knew it wasn't a vacation. So, he decided to give back.

Nelson chose to use his wish on a fundraiser for children’s cancer research to support the work happening in Madison at American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Health said in a press release.

Lucas' dad designed a t-shirt for the fundraiser that said "survivor" in six different languages.

“I wanted to create something that reflected how many people like me have had to focus on surviving day after day. Because that is what we’re doing, we’re surviving,” Lucas Nelson said.

Lucas' goal is to raise $5,000. If you're interested in donating or purchasing a hat or shirt, you can click here.

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