July 27, 2021

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Newberry Significant Faculty senior sells steer, donates proceeds to good friend with most cancers

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Nathan Blair, 19 many years outdated, was identified with osteosarcoma in Oct. 2020, a pretty unusual bone cancer that commonly has an effect on youthful adults.

His superior pal and senior at Newberry Higher University, Bethany Keller, marketed her 1,220 pound steer at the Alachua County Youth and Livestock Exhibit worthy of around 16,000 pounds and is donating all the proceeds to assist Nathan with health care costs.

“In October when I uncovered out, I just understood that this is what I wanted to do,” Keller mentioned. “So, I messaged him on Snapchat and I reported this is what I want to do and he was like ‘no, no’ and I was like sure, like it’s happening.”

Blair is now undergoing chemotherapy and says Keller’s donation has lifted some fat off of his shoulders.

“Bethany just arrived in there with no next considered about it and did that for me like it was nothing,” Blair mentioned. “So, I could not be far more appreciative.Thank you Bethany and to her household for coming into my existence out of nowhere and you know just wanting to make a difference to assist me.”

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The first bid for the steer began at 14,000 pounds and is now at a small more than 16,000 dollars and is still likely up.

“It’s much better to give than to acquire and I have realized that for the reason that I’m so much happier given that I gave this absent then to have that all that to myself.”

Keller hoped this gift will support Blair retain his head up in these difficult times.

“This will give him motivation to retain pushing by way of it even on the tough times.”

Nathan’s mom, Anna Blair, explained Keller’s present will aid them financially and convey their families nearer together along the way.

“It’s absolutely astounding that she’s finished what she’s accomplished. I’m so happy with the unfortunate situations that y’all have now turn out to be a part of our family members.”

The Keller household stated they should really have the proceeds to give Blair in April.

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