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Savannah teenager leads Relay for Life effort

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A 7th grader at Myers Middle School in Savannah beat cancer, and is now leading his school's campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

At only 10 years old, Jarron Green discovered he had Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"I told the doctor I'll be alright, it's just a virus, I'll be ok," he said.

Greene had to spend several months in the hospital, but thanks to his grandmother, he never gave up hope.

"She told me you believe in God, you trust God, and He will get me through it, and look what happened where I'm at now," he said.

Almost three years later Greene is cancer free and using his experience to raise awareness for Relay for Life.

Jean Bailey is a teacher at Myers and plays a big role in the school's Relay for Life effort. She doesn't think the campaign would be as successful without Greene.

"This making them more aware of people around them, that other people do have problems that we need to help them with," Bailey said.

From penny drives to basketball games, Greene's determined to raise some serious cash for the cause.

"The reason I do all of this is so nobody else will have to go through what I had to go through," Green said.

His advice for anyone else in his shoes? Stay strong and keep fighting.

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