Local boy battling brain cancer will make you melt with rendition of Jason Mraz song

(WXYZ) - Justin Townsend, a 12-year-old from Shelby Township, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in September and has been fighting for his life ever since. 

A family friend says Justin is an amazing boy who loves the Detroit Tigers and playing guitar. 

Justin recently had most of his tumor removed and is now undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. 

On Wednesday, the Shelby Township community gathered at the New Rink in Shelby Township to raise funds for the Townsend family to help cover travel expenses as he continues his treatment.

In November, Justin recorded a rendition of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz at St. Jude that will just melt your heart. Check it out here: 

 

 

Donations to Justin and his family can be made here http://www.gofundme.com/4t4ldc

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