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Hundreds gather to support young Salem boy with cancer

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SALEM, Mass. (WHDH) - Hundreds of people gathered at the Salem Common Sunday to show support for a young boy battling cancer.

The community came together for Mason Silva, a 1-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia.

Supporters sold "Mason Strong" T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for the family. A brief prayer service was also held to show the family that they are not alone.

"It's a way to get behind the family and show our compassion and support and stand 'Mason Strong' together," said Corrine Steller, a friend of the Silva family.

Mason remains in the hospital, but friends of the family say they were overwhelmed by the support.

The Baby Mason Updates Facebook page currently has over 15,000 likes.
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