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Local Heroes For Research #1

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Jamie Hess was an inspiration to all who met him.  Although he left this world in 2002 at the age of 10, a year after being diagnosed with leukemia and after enduring two bone marrow transplants, his legacy lives on thanks to the powerful love of his family who created a research fund in his name. Burger Bach presented Connor's Heroes with $1,536. The Ashland Barracudas raised more than $5,000 from their annual swim-a-thon. These donations will go to the Jamie Hess BMT fund. Pictured with Lisa is Jamie's father, Fred, and Burger Bach's manager, Timothy, who was Jamie's friend. Donations like these are more than dollars. They are hope for discoveries to improve treatment and prevent cancers like Jamie's.