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Spencer Co. rallies to help child battling Leukemia

South Spencer Middle School student, Dylan Selzer, rests in Riley's Children Hospital after being recently diagnosed with Leukemia. South Spencer Middle School student, Dylan Selzer, rests in Riley's Children Hospital after being recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) -

There was a sea of orange at Spencer County Middle School on Thursday night. Hundreds of people were decked out in matching shirts to show support for 7th grader Dylan Selzer a who was student recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

"It's really awesome because I'm really close to my classmates," Dylan said. 

Many wore the orange shirts made just for Dylan reading "Dylan's Dynamite Fight."

Each Rebel homeroom class created a banner in support of Dylan this week. Those banners were also used to pool in money. Students and administration paid cash to cast a vote for their favorite banner, which raised $700 at the end of the week to be donated to the Selzer's family.

Dylan's family told us last month, he was flown by helicopter to Riley's Children's Hospital and will be going through treatments over the course of the next six months.

Dylan will undergo chemotherapy for 10 days and remain hospitalized for four weeks.  

"The love and support and prayer that he has received, makes me extremely proud and overwhelmed," Dylan's mom, Kari Selzer, said.

You can read more about Dylan Selzer's story and donate to his family here to support the cost of his treatment.

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