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"Sean's Soldiers" Facebook Page Helping 10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Keep Up The Fight

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By Barclay Bishop

“He amazes me, he’s such a fighter,” said Lisa Smith, Sean Powell’s Grandmother.

Sean Powell, 10, has been fighting for nearly a year. Diagnosed with a brain tumor, he's now cancer free...but he's back at Children's Hospital of Georgia, fighting a fungal infection in his lungs.

"He's on the respirator now, fighting for his little life but he's fighting so hard," said Lisa Smith.

Sean mentioned to his grandma Lisa that all he wanted was 100 "likes" on a Facebook page she started called "Sean's Soldiers"...since then the response has been overwhelming.

"I went and looked at it one day there were like 2 or 300 hundred, and I went and looked at it another day and there were 700, now there are close to 1,000," said Lisa Smith.

"Every day we show this page to Sean and he's able to see it, he's got 10 more, 15 more "likes," and it's just something great for him you know?  It puts a smile on his face to know that people still care," said Jason Smith, Sean Powell’s Grandfather.

One of those "likes" came from Christina Creech who lives in Barnwell, South Carolina- just a few days ago she was a complete stranger to the family.

"On Thursday evening I began to check out “Sean's Solider's” Facebook page, and God just led me to see that this child and I and this grandmother had so much in common," said Christine Creech, heard about Sean’s story through Facebook.

"I never knew people could be so caring.  He was so happy before they put him down on the respirator, I showed him his "likes" 3 or 4 times a day...I read him the prayers," Lisa Smith.

Some may say each Facebook "like" is just another number...but to this little boy in need...it's much more.

"Sean's world came crashing down February of last year with this horrible brain tumor he had but you know, if something as simple as Facebook page can lift his spirits, why not?" said Jason Smith.

"He has so many people out there praying for him, I just hope a miracle will happen," said Lisa Smith.

If Sean can reach 10,000 “likes”, the family has been told that some organization will consider sponsoring him to help pay for medical expenses. If you'd like to support this little boy, head to the "Sean's Soldiers" Facebook page and "like" it.

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