Community rallies around teen diagnosed with rare cancer

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The community is rallying around Daniel Shea, a 15-year-old North Platte High School student battling cancer.

The community is rallying around 15-year-old Daniel Shea who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. A free-will donation dinner benefit live and silent auction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd at the Holiday Inn Express from 6 pm to 9 pm. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

Shea is an active basketball player and was recently diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer.

Robyn Foote and Bridget Pearsall are friends of the family and are raising money and selling "Daniel Strong" t-shirts. The shirts can be purchased at Whitetail Screen Print.

"There has been a second order because so many people want these and they will be due on February 15th," said Pearsall. "You can pick up an order form at Bill Summers Ford, Whitetail Screen Print, Sandhills State Bank or you can get a hold of me and we will get you all covered."

A free-will donation dinner benefit and live and silent auction is also scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Holiday Inn Express.

Other fundraisers are being planned.

A charitable bank account is set up for Daniel Shea at Sandhills State Bank.

If you are interested in making a donation to the auction, please drop off at Bill Summers Ford or contact Bridget Pearsall at (402)-760-3844 or Robyn Foote at (308)-530-9600.