• HS band cheers on man finishing up last chemo sessions

    By: Kimberly Richardson

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A 32-year-old man fending off a rare form of cancer got the surprise of a lifetime from his alma mater.

    On Thursday, 150 members of the Norcross High School marching band gathered outside Josh Libman's house and cheered him on as he nears his last sessions of chemotherapy.

    Libman's last session was supposed to be last week, but the hospital said he needs one more, right before Thanksgiving.

    At the end of chemo, a bell is rung, signifying a huge celebration. With everything he's been through, one of his nurses wanted to make sure the bell was loud.

    So, nurse Alane Levy organized the huge surprise with his alma mater, Norcross High School.


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    "It was just amazing to see how many people came out," his sister Keira Miller said. 

    Miller tells Channel 2's Kimberly Richardson it's a day their family will never forget. 

    Libman graduated from Norcross High School in 2003 and has lived in Peachtree Corners his entire life. Community means the world to him, especially when he found out he had cancer earlier this year. 

    In July, Libman lost his leg due to a rare and aggressive sarcoma. 

    "Our family has been through a lot," Miller said. "You watch them go through this but you feel like you cant really do anything."

    Miller said the surprise was unbelievable, and said she "feel like (she) wants to do that for (her) brother every day. 

    A relative of Libman posted a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his family. 

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