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UPDATE: Brandon Lowe loses battle to cancer today

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UPDATE: Brandon Lowe lost his battle to cancer on Friday morning. Funeral Arrangements are pending.

PREVIOUS STORY: It's been 17 months since one North Georgia boy was diagnosed with cancer and now after a long battle, doctors aren't sure what else they can do.

However, Lafayette, Georgia community members aren't giving up just yet.

Hundreds of people came out to donate to one family, in hopes of a miracle.

"He's so sweet. He's probably the nicest guy you'll meet," said Tara Clark.
"He's everyone's friend, he gets along with everybody," said Tyler Hatton.

Brandon Lowe is 19 years old and a graduate of Lafayette High School. Nearly a year and a half ago, he was diagnosed with cancer.

"It sunk in after a while, when he stopped coming to school and then when he did come back he didn't look so well, and we were like oh my gosh this is really happening," said Clark.

While Brandon's family pulled together during the emotional journey, the community pulled even closer.

"It touches the whole town and our hearts go out to Lisa and Skip and we just want to help them," Leeann Burnette.

Cars flooded the parking lot of Sonic Thursday night, wrapping around the building and down the street.

All for one boy, many of them don't even know.

"We were backed up at 5 minutes after 5, it was just crazy," said Burnette.

"The first lady I talked to said she didn't even really know him, she just wanted to come out and support him. So people that just know his story are here to help him," said Clark.

Brandon was placed on a ventilator 14 days ago, after having problems breathing.

Doctors say there isn't anything else that they can do. But those who know him, tell Channel 3, that hasn't kept them from praying.

"He's such a fighter. He's determined to beat this, even though he's in a hospital on a ventilator, he's expecting his miracle and so are we," said Burnette.

"He's like a brother to me. I've never gave up on him yet-- and I won't," said Hatton.    

"I think miracles will happen," said Clark.

20 percent of every check at Sonic went to the Lowe family.

Leeann Burnette tells me they raise over $2,300.

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