Upstate teen raising money for child cancer patients


SPARTANBURG CO. (WSPA) – Patrick McShane is a senior at Dorman High School, and he’s also a cancer survivor. Now, he’s helping other child cancer patients in the Upstate.

Patrick was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in 2014. After two brain surgeries and eight months of chemotherapy, he was cancer-free.

During his treatment, Patrick was given a wish through the Make A Wish Foundation. Patrick didn’t want to use the wish for himself, so he created a fundraiser to help other cancer patients.

“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 said.

With the help of Make A Wish, Patrick organized a fundraiser to benefit  Clement’s Kindness. The group helps families of child cancer patients with non-medical expenses.

Patrick’s fundraiser will be Sunday, March 5 at the Cherokee Speedway. Patrick will be at the race collecting money, and he will be sharing his story during the intermission.

If you can’t make the race and want to donate online, click here.

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