Upstate teen holding fundraiser for child cancer patients

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation is synonymous with helping child cancer patients live out life-long dreams.

Some kids go to Disney World. Others become superheroes for a day.

On Sunday one Upstate teenager is using his wish to give back to others.

If you saw Dorman High School senior Patrick McShane, you’d think he was a perfectly healthy high school student. Three years ago, that wasn’t the case.

Patrick was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He had two brain surgeries to remove a tumor the size of a tennis ball.

While in treatment, Patrick was given a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation for anything he wanted, but he chose something different.

“That wish was that it could be as easy as possible for these kids and families going through what I had to go through, because I know it’s not easy at all,” Patrick told 7News.

Patrick is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday at the Cherokee Speedway. All of the donations will go to Clement’s Kindness, a group that helps families of child cancer patients with non-medical expenses.

You can meet Patrick, watch the race with him and make his wish come true. The event starts at 1 p.m.

If you cannot make the race but would like to donate online, click here.

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