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Article Author: by Sharon Collins
Ben Key, the son of Shawn and Melisa Key, and brother of Mason Key, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma.


A fifteen year-old student at Copper Basin High School has been diagnosed with cancer. Ben Key, the son of Shawn and Melisa Key, and brother of Mason Key, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. Ben is an intelligent, active young man. He enjoys playing sports and is on the baseball team. Ben is active in his church and is an asset to the community.
Ewing Sarcoma is a tumor that affects the bones, but is often found in the soft tissue. This cancer is usually found in younger people and almost never found in people over 30 years of age. It also has a higher rate in young men than young women.
The staff and students at Copper Basin High have rallied to offer support for their friend Ben. Students visited and spent time with him while he was in his first days at the hospital. They have also helped with the medical and travel expenses to and from the doctors. They have had a T-shirt sale with Ben’s name and ball number on the shirts. They also had an all day softball tournament Memorial Day with all proceeds going to Ben.
Ben has an up coming surgery and 22 chemotherapy treatments. If you would like to help Ben and his family with the continued expenses you can make a donation at any United Community Bank to the Ben Key Fund. You can also mail a donation to: United Community Bank, 182 Blue Ridge Dr., McCaysville GA 30555

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