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Community rallies behind Coushatta boy battling leukemia

Ashanti "Scooter" Cole, Jr., with his father, Ashanti Cole, Sr. (Source: Thomas Adaire) Ashanti "Scooter" Cole, Jr., with his father, Ashanti Cole, Sr. (Source: Thomas Adaire)
Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA
Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA
Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA Relay for Life at Red River High School in Coushatta, LA
COUSHATTA, LA (KSLA) -

A special walk at the Relay for Life event was dedicated Friday in honor of a 9-year-old Coushatta boy.

Ashanti Cole, Jr., has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He's getting treatment at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Ashanti, known to friends and family as "Scooter," is in fourth grade at Red River Elementary School.

The walk took place during the Relay for Life event at the Red River High School football field in Coushatta.

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