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Community gives big hug to boy suffering leukemia for the 3rd time

Community gives big hug to boy suffering leukemia for the 3rd time

Source: KOMO TV

Colton Matter inspired an entire community to take action, and that action took the form of early morning exercise and a sea of orange. "It's hard to remember our life before cancer," said Suzy Matter, Colton's mom. When Colton's parent's insurance company wouldn't pay for a third bone marrow transplant, Seattle Children's Hospital stepped up and handled the bill.

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