11-year-old cancer survivor uses birthday to pay it forward

11-year-oldReid Smith was diagnosed with a stage 3 kidney cancer at the age of 2. (SBG Photo)

SAN ANTONIO - A cancer survivor used his birthday Thursday to help lighten the lives of the kids going through the same ordeal he survived.

11-year-old Reid Smith was diagnosed with a stage 3 kidney cancer at the age of 2. Thankfully, in 2009, his cancer went into remission. But he had a special request for his birthday party guests: bring a gift, not for him, but for the other patients at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Reid also raised nearly $1,000 for the hospital through his Facebook page.

FUN FACT: Reid is also the official ball boy for the Clemens High School football team.


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