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Columbus, KS family receives a large donation

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Columbus residents raise a wall of a garage, for Steven Henson. One of many home improvements he had planned to do himself, until he diagnosed with Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

"My main hope is that maybe they find a cure for cancer one day, I mean really this is just, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy", says Steven Henson.

Leaving him now hardly able to walk, the cancer is something Steven's wife Amy says has affected their family of five, in more ways than one.

"We were very devastated when we found out he had cancer and it has brought us very close, you know, because we don't do anything where we are not together anymore", says Amy Henson.

A reason why the Columbus community has stepped up to donate time and supplies.

"Steven's biggest concern was I want a garage for my wife, I want her to not have to worry about parking outside, frost on the windshield, carrying the groceries in in the rain, he's still caring about someone else and not himself", says organizer and volunteer Curtis Gregory.

The project started with just building the family a new garage, but with the help of their friends and family, the project turned into much more.

new entry ways, a new bathroom, kitchen and living room give the home not only a new look but make the home more accesable for Steven.

"They've done our laundry, did our dishes, cleaned our house, taken care of our kids, fed us, remodeled our house now, did our chores, we really couldn't have done it without the communities help", says Amy Henson.

"people talk about not wanting to live in a small town or a small community, no, you know when you need help or you're down, they're there" says Steven Henson.

To donate or help out, please call Amy Gideon (620)429-5122

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