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After cancer patient sells bike, local track gives back

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Motocross fans will be filling seats in Calhoun Saturday for a very special show.

Calhoun Motorsports is giving back to one family after one young man sold the one thing that meant the most to him.    

"Every weekend was a race and we'd go during the week to practice too," said Brandon Lowe.

Brandon Lowe has been racing at Calhoun Motorsports for as long as he can remember.

"I was 5 when I started, I'm 19 now," said Brandon Lowe.

Two years ago Lowe was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancer that attacks the bones and organs.

"It wasn't really a big deal at first because I didn't know what to expect. But as stuff got worse, it hit me," said Lowe.

And after 13 years of racing the track, Brandon sold his bike so he could buy an RC car.

"At first it was because I didn't want to ride anymore. But now that I can't for good that's what makes it worse," said Lowe.

Lowe is now surviving on only his left lung, after a tumor caused the right one to collapse.

He says motocross racing is now too dangerous. So instead, he races on a different kind of track.

Calhoun Motorsports owner Darrel Lynn bought Lowe's bike.

"We immediately put it up for raffle; it's already up to $3,000. Our goal is $5,000 and I think we'll make that easily," said Darrel Lynn, Calhoun Motorsports Owner.

With the intent to give back all the proceeds to the Lowe family to help pay for medical bills.

"Anytime we can help someone who needs help, we're all about it if we can," said Lynn.

The benefit race starts at 7 Saturday night, if you aren't able to make it, but would still like to donate click here.

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