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Metro Councilman and judges help boy fighting cancer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Eleven-year-old Braden Guy walked through the doors of a courtroom in the Hall of Justice Tuesday afternoon, not really knowing what to expect.

Inside, he found clothing, Lego sets, video games and sports memorabilia, and it was all for him.

Braden's mother, Lisa Guy, said, "I think he is super excited I think that, you know, we have so many days where it's tears and pain we have so many days where it's tears and pains so these little bits of smiles and sunshine are so incredible."

The tears and pain started in December when doctors determined Braden had a rare form of cancer.

"They finally diagnosed him with what's called PNET, that stands for Primitive neuroectodermal tumor," Lisa said.

Braden's mother says she's a little overwhelmed by the kindness of complete strangers.

"I just think it's amazing, there are so many people that we don't even know that have reached out to us that I don't even have words to say thank you enough," Lisa said.

This effort started with Metro Councilman David James and his wife.

After hearing about Braden, they reached out to several local judges for help.

"They were like what do we need to do, and how do we need to do it, and how soon can we do it?"

James says the goal was to make Braden and his parent smile, and maybe forget about the cancer for at least a day.

"It makes your heart feel good that you were able to help somebody, especially somebody that, a young person who has their whole life in front of 'em and we just want him to be happy," said James.

James says this is just the beginning of the group's support for the family.

"We're working on trying to do that in a larger scale."

It is the kind of generosity that's still not easy for Braden's family to believe.

"I look at him every day and he is such a miracle but this is absolutely amazing," Lisa Guy said.

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