Joneborough, TN (WJHL) – Musicians across the Tri-Cities region are showing their support for a two year old boy diagnosed with cancer, and they’re doing it by singing his favorite song.
Cash Hicks was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that develops in certain types of tissues.
“They did a bunch of scans and found out that he neuroblastoma so they immediately put us on a plane to Memphis to St. Jude’s to be treated”, Katie Hicks, who is Cash’s mother.
As two year old Cash Hicks gets treatment, friends back home wanted him to know they care.
Musicians Mick Kyte and Dan Deel found out Cash loves a certain song so he decided Tom Petty’s “I won’t back down” should be Cash’s fight song.
Campaign organizer Mick Kyte said, “There is just nothing that will bring people together and lift people up like music. It will either bring you to your highest high or help you understand your lowest low.”
Kyte then reached out to the owners of Jiggy Ray’s restaurant in Elizabethton where local artist play frequently asking for their help to get more local artists to their own version of the song.
“My little girl scratches her knee and it brings tears to my eyes. I can’t imagine being diagnosed with something like that or what that family is going through”, who is the co-owner of Jiggy Ray’s.
Dan Deel, who also helped with the campaign said, “There is no place like the Tri-Cities as far as a music family that just jumps right in and just takes the bull by the horns and run with it. Any cause too help somebody out, their on it.”
The Hicks family says the songs make Cash smile and sometimes even dance…. and they stand for so much more.
Hicks said, “It makes it a little easier to cope with what is going on. Honestly I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have the support from home.
If you would like to help the family out they have created a GoFundMe page. We have put the link below.Click here for Cash Hicks’ GoFundMe pageCopyright 2016 WJHL. All Rights Reserved.