Leukemia can’t tackle Wake Co. high school football star

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Rashawn King was diagnosed was diagnosed with leukemia in high school at the age of 17.

And while that may have ended his football playing career while at Middle Creek Highschool, he now takes the field years later as a coach.

During his cancer battle, the King family was introduced to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina.

Nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with or are in remission from a blood cancer, like Leukemia.

The Society provides money for research and support for families and patients battling blood cancer.

Rashawn has now been cancer free for a few years and helps spread the message of fighting this disease and lending support to those who need it.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina is the WNCN 3-Degree Guarantee charity for September 2015.

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