STILL REMEMBERED: Fundraiser For Justin Chey

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A Des Moines teenager who lost his fight with cancer in March remains on the minds of the community.

Dozens gathered for a fundraiser Saturday in support of Justin Chey.

Chey died on March 19th, just six months after doctors discovered a cancerous tumor on his brain.

Baked goods and other items were auctioned off to help his mother cover medical bills and a tombstone at his gravesite.

She says the support from friends and neighbors has been overwhelming.

“Right now Justin rests in peace but he knows that there are people out there that love and care for him here,” said his mother, Kelly Chey.

Justin was 13 old.

He was a student at Hiatt Middle School