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Former Windsor resident seeks donations after cancer battle

Aaron Hill

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Former Windsor resident Aaron Hill is seeking donations after batteling a rare form of cancer. Hill beat cancer but years of chemotherapy brought along numerous health issues. His sister, Lisa Akey set up a GoFundMe page asking for donations to aide in his recovery. A Facebook events page has also been made for people to send messages of support to Hill as he undergoes surgery this week. Hill’s GoFundMe page can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/lets-help-aaron and Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/events/1891045057819018/

A former Windsor resident is asking the community for help after a life long fight with a rare form of cancer.

Aaron Hill was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma cancer stage IV at 3 years-old and was given a five to 10 percent chance of living. Hill underwent three years of chemotherapy and was in remission by age 12.

Hill, now 33 years-old, faces complications due to years of chemotherapy. He faces damage to his heart, kidneys, reproductive system, hearing, nerves, and teeth. He will undergo surgery this week for a pacemaker.

"Many people might be bitter about what happened, but Aaron seems very up beat about it all," said Laurel Ley, Hill's aunt through marriage.

“I am asking for you to open up your mind and your heart for someone you don’t know. This man has struggled his entire life, and he still has one of the most positive attitudes of anybody I know.”Lisa AkeyHill’s sister

Ley set up a Facebook event page for people to post messages of support for Hill after his surgery.

Hill currently lives in Beloit, Wisconsin but his parents remain Windsor residents. Hill graduated from Windsor High School in 2002.

Lisa Akey, Hill's sister, set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her brother.

"Aaron has been trying to receive disability for three years, but he is continuously denied disability because he is still working," Akey wrote on the GoFundMe page.

Akey said she wants to raise money so Hill can support himself while waiting to receive disability. Hill needs to be unemployed to be considered for disability.

Akeys goal is to raise $6,000 in donations or about $500 a month for Hill.

"I am asking for you to open up your mind and your heart for someone you don't know," Akey said on the page. "This man has struggled his entire life, and he still has one of the most positive attitudes of anybody I know."