Hunting for the Cure exposes kids to the outdoors
By Brian Bowden

Hunting for the Cure invited six children on a hunting and fishing retreat at Grady Stille Plantation Nov. 1-3. Photo courtesy of David Reese.

Some of us take the fun and excitement of the outdoors for granted, but not six children with cancer in remission and their two siblings from around the area who went on a hunting and fishing retreat at Grady Stille Plantation in White Plains Nov. 1-3.
The children, ranging from 6 - 16 years of age, were all from southeastern Georgia with three of them from Thomson, 8th grader Tanner Reese, 9th grader Tommy Chazelle and 11th grader Margaret Beckham.
Hunting for the Cure, a local non-profit organization, hosted its second annual getaway for these children who don't necessarily get to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer because of their different illnesses. The parents of these children were also invited to accompany them.
"It gives them an opportunity to go out and enjoy nature and get away from chemotherapy and hospitals," said David Reese, who helped organize the event and whose son, Tanner, also participated in it. Reese's son has been in treatment for leukemia since 2011 at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. The other children have received treatment there as well.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Nov. 10, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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