Navajo teen from New Mexico survives rare form of cancer
Jarrad Keeswood, a member of the Navajo Nation, was given a 20 percent chance of living after being told he had a rare form of muscle cancer.

Jarrad, 16, didn't give up and he credits his passion for football with helping keep him alive. He was on the team at Shiprock High School, on the reservation, when he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, which typically affects children and adolescents.

"Some kids, they don't even realize the opportunities. I would do anything just to go back to school and be in school," Jarrad, who spent over a year in treatment, told The Farmington Daily Times.

Friends and relatives have organized a benefit motorcycle ride this weekend in honor of Jarrad. The money will help Jarrad's family with bills and other costs.

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