Community gathers to support 11-year-old with rare form of cancer

SNOW HILL, Md. – The Snow Hill community came together during the weekend to support a local sixth grader battling an extremely rare form of cancer.

In November, Jake Newcomer was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancer that grows in your bones.

On Saturday night, hundreds of people donated to Newcomer and his family to help with travel and medical expenses.

According to Lorissa McAllister, the event organizer, over $25,000 dollars has been raised for the family so far.

McAllister said support from the Town of Snow Hill has been crucial.

“He’s battling Stage Four Ewing’s sarcoma cancer,” said McAllister.

“So, we’re just trying to raise some funds for his family to help with medical expenses and traveling in order to go to doctor’s appointments and he’s being treated at John Hopkins,” said McAllister.

McAllister also said more than $5,000 dollars was raised during the weekend alone for Newcomer.

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