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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds of people gathered at a Grand Rapids school Friday night, many of whom lined up for a very special haircut.

They gathered to "Be Brave and Shave" at Crossroads Middle School on Ambrose Ave. NE, in honor of 14-year-old Schuyler Kleibusch. He was recently diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Just last week, he began a two-year treatment of chemotherapy.

We spoke to Schuyler's mother, who says her son's cancer is a very difficult journey and the support of the community makes an impact.

"Having that support system here is wonderful," she said. "It's a wonderful feeling. It's a feeling of, 'Yeah we can get through this.' As any cancer patient needs, they need that boost of confidence."

Schuyler was the first one to shave his head Friday night. He was joined by about 100 other people, including the school's entire baseball team.


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