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Fundraiser Planned For MSU Cameraman

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A fundraiser is planned on Friday night for the Montana State University's sports cameraman, Conner Firstman who is battling cancer.

When Conner Firstman was 17 years old, he discovered a lump on his wrist. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.

"40 tumors were removed, right and left lung, no bigger than a marble but as small as a pin head," said Conner Firstman.

Firstman has also gone through multiple surgeries and radiation treatments.

"They were trying to grow cells from the cancer they removed to make a vaccine. It's worked before with some other cancers, but not mine," said Conner.

Recently, a new tumor developed behind his heart in his lung. So right now, he is going through a systemic trial, which hopefully will get rid of the disease entirely throughout the body.

"I take oral chemo therapy pills right now," said Conner Firstman. "The hope is that it will start killing the disease from within the tumor and kill the outer layers as it goes."

Conner's mom, Mary Ann Firstman said it's hard seeing her son go in and out of the hospital, but said he has stayed strong through it all.

"He has an amazing strength. His faith is amazing, but I know he goes to those dark places too," said Mary Ann.

And she said it's brought their family closer.

"You have to work together," said Mary Ann. "It makes you appreciate each other more."

Firstman said the support from the community has helped him get through everything.

"I'm incredibly thankful. We all feel very blessed to be a part of this community and this place," said Conner.

Conner will be heading back to Washington on Monday to see if the chemo therapy pills worked.

The fundraiser will take place on Friday evening at the C'mon Inn in Bozeman beginning at 6 p.m.

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