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Boy who named tumor 'Aaron Rodgers' receives more than $12,000 in donations

The 14-year-old Chicago Bears fan from Elkhart, Indiana that named his brain tumor “Aaron Rodgers” has received more than $12,000 in donations from around the country after his story went viral.

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Miguel “Mighty Miguel” Reyes is battling brain cancer, and the donations will allow him to train his dog, Hester, to detect seizures.

Via The Elkhart Truth:

As he surfed Facebook earlier this week while getting ready for another round of chemotherapy, Miguel found his name in an unlikely headline.

“He said, ‘Look, mom, there’s an article on me.’ As soon as he clicked on it, Sports Illustrated popped up,” Christy said. “He said, ‘I’m famous. I’ve got to go tell the nurses.’ He literally ran right off the bed.

“From there, after we got home, it was out of control.”

The Reyes family was flooded with requests from national blog sites, as well as radio stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis.

One donation was north of $5,500, and Reyes has also received plenty of tickets to upcoming Bears and Packers games.