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From the April 2, 2014 Newspaper

By Richard Harris

   When senior Brandon Bourage travels down the halls of Chattahoochee County High School he does so with the help of crutches, and occasionally a wheelchair, but the first thing people notice is his smile. One would never suspect that the teenager is battling cancer.

   “At first I just thought he twisted his ankle,” said fellow student Jodie Perkins. “When he told us he had cancer I couldn’t believe it. He is always happy. He’s one of a kind.”

   At first Bourage, who plays receiver and strong safety for the Panthers, actually did think it was just a nagging football injury. However, when his hip didn’t seem to be getting any better he went to the doctor and soon afterwards learned that he suffers from Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

   That was a little over a month ago. Now he is ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.