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Man 'pays it forward' to friend battling lung cancer

Helping a friend in need: Man helps friend battling lung cancer

Throughout the month of May, WEAR teams up with Hill Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and 'Pay it Forward" to someone in the community who helps others on a regular basis. This week we 'Pay it Forward' to a man who's helping his friend fight cancer.

It's been a tough road for Casey Bunton. In November, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Then his car broke down so he couldn't make it to appointments.

His friend, Chris Kippes, who he's only known for a short time stepped up immediately. He takes him to appointments and helps him pay for his medications.

"It's rough. What can you say about someone going through cancer? I mean chemo, meds, rides to doctor, he needs someone to be there when he talks or cries," Chris said.

Well now Chris's car has broken down, but he continues to give what extra money he has to help Casey.

Casey said, "It's weird how the world turns and we are able to help each other."

That's why Casey nominated him for 'Pay it Forward.' Chris was overcome by emotion when he realized, Channel 3 along with Hill Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram was there for him with $500.

Chris teared up as he said, "I'm going to pay it forward and spend it on everyone."

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