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Seven-Year-Old Yakima Boy Battling Brain Cancer

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UNION GAP--More than 200 people headed to the Applebees on Washington Avenue Saturday morning to help a seven-year-old boy fighting a cancerous brain tumor called medulloblastoma.

Gabriel Sanchez just finished a round of radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Children's Hospital in Seattle.

Gabriel's parents say he seemed fine about a month ago.  Now, he's in for the fight of his young life.

"[It's been] kind of a whirlwind from [when he was diagnosed]," his dad, also named Gabriel Sanchez, said.  "One day we were in there thinking it was a headache and then the next day it was surgery."

Sanchez said his son is going back to Seattle on Sunday for more radiation treatments.

Saturday's pancake breakfast raised about $2,000 to help the family with medical bills.

If you want to help the family, they have opened an account at Calcoe Credit Union on 16th Avenue in Yakima.  Just say you want to donate money for the benefit of Gabriel A. Sanchez.

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