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Local Atlanta High School Student Supports Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Chase A. Blackwell is the nephew of Atlanta Inquirer publisher John B. Smith, Jr.

A very talented and smart young man, Blackwell is a junior at Whitefield Academy in Smyrna, Georgia.

He is very passionate about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) not only because it is a good organization, but because he, first hand, knows the devastating affects of cancer. In 2016, Chase lost his mother to cancer; and in 2017, he lost his father to cancer. Despite his losses, his mother when he was 12 and his father when he was 13, he is supported and encouraged by surviving family members and he has risen to be an outstanding student and Atlanta citizen.

Chase is currently a Boy Scout, member of his school’s Track and Field, Student Government, Theater, the Ecuador Mission Team, and the National Honor Society. Chase states that when he was first told about LLS, he was ecstatic to join because “I thought it would give me a chance to be able to help support other families who have loved ones battling cancer, and hopefully be able to bring the world closer to a day when nobody has to worry about losing loved ones to cancer.”

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Last updated on January 5, 2021

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