Thirteen year old Anthony Frederick mother was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly five years ago. Since he was the age of eight, Anthony has been selling toys and lemonade to help raise money for cancer research in Columbia, South Carolina.
Recently, NBA player Renaldo Balkman heard of his story and came to help Anthony out.
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“Selling his toys, what kind of kid does that?” Balkman said in wonder. “That means a lot.”
With Dru Frederick’s cancer in check, Anthony did not want to abandon his fight. He said there were other families in similar situations needing help. “I thought I could bring more people into it,” the teenager said.
Frederick’s father is a colonel stationed at nearby Fort Jackson and Army personnel were also on hand, as did some members of the South Carolina women’s basketball team.
The Frederick family and volunteers were also registering potential bone marrow donors. Tony Frederick is awaiting a matching bone marrow donor.
Balkman said he returns to Columbia every once in a while to catch up with old teammates like Carlos Powell and Brandon Wallace. This time, he’s was glad to spend some time supporting Anthony’s Lemonade Stand.
Finally, a nice story to end the night with. Congrats to Renaldo and Anthony for fighting the good fight.
(Courtesy of Off the Bench)