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Fundraiser on Sunday to assist 2-year-old battling cancer

Mar. 6—Corbin's The Train Station will host a fundraiser this Sunday for a 2-year-old Laurel County boy who is battling Stage 4 cancer.

The Train Station on Fifth Street Road in Corbin — which is the former location of Felts Music Place — will host the musical event and silent auction on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. Musical performers include County Wide, Logan Purcell, Logan Gray, Reed Fields, Kevin Thomas, Willy James and Rachael and Skylar. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Doors open at 2 p.m. with music beginning at 3 p.m.

Liam Brown, who will be 3 on April 7, was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in June 2023. The cancer had spread to his liver, kidney and upper thigh bone. Since that time, he has had five rounds of chemotherapy at the University of Kentucky and two rounds of high dose chemo with a bone marrow transplant in Cincinnati. The two stints in Cincinnati were 34 days, then 48.

"We were home for three days before he starting throwing up blood clots last night and we had to drive back to Cincinnati at midnight last night," said his mother Amanda on Tuesday.

Liam is the son of Ethan and Amanda Brown and is one of four children. Ethan works as an EMT and Amanda has had to leave her job as a CNA in order to care for her young son during his treatment.

According to his mother, Liam is scheduled for proton radiation in Cincinnati later this month.

"He will have to go Monday through Friday and be sedated every day for 12 rounds of radiation on his right kidney where the tumor originated," she said. "After that he will be back at UK for about six months of immunotherapy."

Liam's grandmother, BJ Cromer, has a special section in her store — Mom and Daughter Shop on Levi Jackson Mill Road — with items whose sale will benefit the family with expenses.

For more information on how to help the family, call Cromer at (606) 231-7016.