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Grant Hade, 9, of Bridgewater has been named one of the Jimmy Fund Clinic's "Patient Partners" as part of Burger King's A Chance for Kids program.

The Bridgewater youth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2008.

Grant's treatment included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in March 2009.

He lives with his parents, Jon and Roselyn, and his brother, Christian, 8, and sister, Brooke, 3.

Grant celebrated three years post-transplant in March, for which his brother was his donor.

Having just finished third grade at Burnham School in Bridgewater, Grant enjoys playing soccer, baseball, and spending as much time as possible outside.

He loves the beach and the freedom of summertime, and enjoys the baseball season by decorating his room with Boston Red Sox gear and wearing Red Sox shirts and hats.

During the past year, Grant became a swimmer and signed up to play Pop Warner football this fall.

The cause of battling cancer in youths such as Grant has been the mantra of the Jimmy Fund since 1948.

Proceeds of a recent fundraising drive at participating Burger King restaurants will benefit pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Dana-Farber, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England.

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