Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Charity That Covered His Medical Bills

When Brady Lucas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a teenager, his family didn't have to pay or worry about any medical costs. They received aid from Four Diamonds, a charity that helps families of pediatric cancer patients pay for costs not covered by insurance at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, where he was treated. Another gesture that the program provided for Lucas was having the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity "adopt" Lucas' family, offering them emotional support during his recovery in 2011.

Five years later and in remission, Lucas wants to thank those who helped him. Now a member of the same fraternity that sponsored him, Lucas and his frat brothers participated in THON, the school's yearlong campaign that culminated in a 46-hour dance marathon, which ended Sunday, that gives millions of dollars to Four Diamonds. They were one of 15,000 student volunteers and 430 student organizations that participated in the dance marathon.

"It's more cool for me to be able to stand for all the children that unfortunately can't have the opportunity to stand or who are fighting every single day to just live their lives," Lucas told ABC News. "I hope that one day every single child can grow up and attend a university or college, and their parents can see them graduate high school -- the little milestones that we often don't think about."

This year, THON raised $9.7 million dollars for pediatric cancer.

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