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Rival basketball teams wear T-shirts to support 4-year-old cancer patient

EDGERTON, Wis. - Two rival high school basketball teams came together Tuesday to help a young girl battling cancer. 

At the boys basketball game between Evansville and Edgerton both teams, and some in the crowd, showed their support by wearing special T-shirts for 4-year-old Harlow Phillips. 

The T-shirts say "Harlow Strong." Members of both basketball teams, cheerleaders, band members and people in the crowd all put on the shirts to support Harlow. 

Harlow is preparing for a 16-hour surgery on Jan. 3. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. 

Harlow's grandmother, Sandra Spanton-Nelson, told News 3 how grateful she was to feel such overwhelming support from the community. 

"It's extremely heartwarming and overwhelming to see two schools that are athletically and academically oftentimes rivals, come together and do something as wonderful as this for a little girl that most of these people don't even know," Spanton-Nelson said. 

In February, the family is also planning "Harlow's Princess and Superhero Ball" at the Red Barn in Evensville to raise money for medical expenses and research. 


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