‘Shriners’ Celebrate Birthday of Boy Diagnosed with Leukemia

Sep 23, 2020

The Alee Shriners and Alee Pirates of Coastal Georgia held a socially-distant parade Friday night to celebrate the birthday of a 13-year-old teen living with leukemia.

Community members lined up at the Turnberry Street gym in Port Wentworth to watch the Alee Pirate unit led by Henry Plumbing Company CEO Todd Reed.

They were accompanied by the Port Wentworth Police Department, Alee Shriners, and friends and family driving past with homemade birthday banners to celebrate Bryson.

“At the age of five, he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Behcet’s disease that attacks the blood vessels, everywhere from head to toe,” Bryson’s mother said. “They started him on chemo last year so we’ve had to quarantine him.”

Watch the WSAV-TV news coverage here.

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