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Tracy Sears helps kid in need of kidney transplant for CBS 6 Gives

Posted at 6:32 PM, Dec 11, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. -- In today's CBS 6 gives, reporter Tracy Sears surprised a special 11-year-old Amelia boy named Gage, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder called Wegener's Disease.

The disease has severely impacted Gage's lungs and kidneys. He's received chemotherapy for his deteriorating condition and will soon need a kidney transplant, but his O positive blood type has made it very difficult to find a match. If he doesn't receive a transplant soon, he'll be required to start dialysis.

Bringing in a punching bag to surprise Gage

Tracy learned from family friend, Giavanni Corbett, that Gage was interested in a boxing bag to help him with his energy levels and cope with the stress of his condition. Tracy, with the help of her children, surprised Gage with a Rocky-inspired gift to get his spirits up this holiday season.

Merry Christmas, Gage.

Every day through December, a CBS 6 team member will surprise someone in the community with a random act of kindness.

The CBS 6 Month of Giving is possible due to a partnership with Union Bank and Trust.

Watch CBS 6 Month of Giving segments each day or catch up online.