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Tumors fear Ellsworth 6-year-old known for his courage

"Brain tumors fear me" has become a kind of rallying cry as six-year-old Aiden Murphy battles a tumor.

He's not alone in the fight. There are his parents, Shane and Melissa, plus his sisters, MacKenzie, 15, Preslie, two, and Mia, nine months. Then there are friends and backers from Hillcrest Elementary School in Ellsworth, where he attends school as a first grader and Thursday was recognized for courage during an assembly with that topic as the theme.

Another group lending support is Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin, which presented him with his top wish--a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.--in a special event Tuesday at The Ridgetop between Ellsworth and Prescott.

"His brain tumor is considered stable right now," the youngster's mother said Wednesday about what doctors have told the family.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Feb. 6.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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