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Man diagnosed with cancer hopes for family trip

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A man diagnosed with stage 4 lung and brain cancer in November is hoping to raise enough to money for a family vacation in Florida.

 A charity benefit for Gary Smith at the Victorian Tea Garden today helped Gary and his family get a few steps closer to planning the adventure.

 Gary has already had three rounds of radiation and is on his first round of chemotherapy, his wife says this trip would mean the world to him.

 "His family lives in Florida, so we thought this might be the last time, so the whole family is going," his wife Tammy said.  

Tammy says they hope to take the trip during August and stay there for most of the month.  

For more information about Gary, or to donate to his cause you can go to