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Rory's Story: The 11-year-old boy fighting a rare, football-sized tumour in his abdomen

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reporter: Ben Fordham
Producer: Stephen Burling

It's the sort of news no parent can imagine being told - that your child has a rare tumor the size of a football in their abdomen. But that's exactly what's been growing inside 11-year-old Rory Williams.

Watch part two of Rory's story

Rory's plight is very close to us at Channel Nine. His dad Grant is a colleague and mate, and Rory is the godson of reporter Ben Fordham.

Grant, Rory and Ben have come together to tell this story in a bid to raise awareness about the lifesaving work of the medical teams at The Sydney Children's Hospital on the eve of the Gold Telethon Appeal.

And while they were filming this story, the Williams family has been rocked by more shocking news. Now Grant has cancer, too.

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Tune in to Gold Telethon, on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Monday 9th June 2014, broadcast live on Channel Nine, WIN and NBN and help make a difference to the lives of sick and injured children!

Gold Telethon is the major annual fundraising event for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. It raises funds to buy life-saving equipment, fund research and deliver vital services to help our young patients.

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