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Evansville teen battling cancer for second time

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An Evansville teenager is battling cancer for the second time and his family says family says they're in need of help to pay for expenses.

Devon Kobie was born with cancer and after going through months of treatment, he was in remission.

He was cancer free for 10 years until it came back in June.

Kobie and his parents are currently at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. They are waiting to begin six weeks of radiation on Tuesday.

The radiation treatments will be in Bloomington every weekday which leaves almost no time for his parents to make it back to Evansville to see their other children.

His family has set up several fundraiser's to help pay for their travel expenses from Indianapolis to Bloomington and hopefully to Evansville as well.

Kobie's mom, Kristian Utley, said he has been an inspiration to her with the way he's been handling the cancer.

"He doesn't have a bad bone in his body," said Kristian. "He never complains about anything. He is always in so much pain, but he is always worried about everyone else. He's always trying to smile and laugh. Right now, he's being extra silly."

Kobie's mom said he is just like any other 13-year-old. He loves video games, LEGO's, and Pokemon.

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