HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A massive fundraising campaign, inspired by Huntersville's viral sensation "Cone Weed," is gifting part of their funds to the family of a 4-year-old boy who is battling a rare and aggressive brain tumor.
Huntersville Fire shared the news on social media Tuesday saying they hoped the donation, collected with the help of Hope Match and the Cornelius Police Department, would help make 4-year-old Jace Thompson's Christmas a little brighter this season.
Excited to announce, a family to receive assistance from our fundraising is the Thompson family from @CorneliusPD (#WarriorJace). Thanks to @HopeMatch & our partnership with Cornelius Fire, Cornelius PD & @HPDNC, we’ll be able to assist them during this Holiday season. #ConeWeed pic.twitter.com/NK3gRjopFI— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) November 28, 2017
Jace lives in Cornelius and is the son of Police Captain Jennifer Thompson and NC State Highway Patrol Sergeant Eric Thompson.
Earlier this month, the Cornelius Police Department assisted the family through their 'No Shave November' fundraiser as they sought medical treatment.
Jace's family posted an update to social media on Monday, sharing their experience following the sixth day of radiation.
The #ConeWeed fundraising campaign, made through shirt sales, has raised $20,000 allowing Hope Match to assist more than 100 families with a full Christmas this year. Huntersville Fire said their next step is to put this into action at their #ConeWeedGivesBack Day on Dec. 10.