Military Heroes Honor Kentucky Hero While Overseas

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Updated: 5/10/2013 7:29 pm

Even halfway across the world, a group of U.S. airmen found a way to show their support for a Kentucky teenager battling cancer.

In January, Noah Laman, 13, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that often starts near the ends of long bones in the legs.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments cost him his hair. Family members and friends showed support by also shaving their heads.

An old family friend, Staff Sgt. Gary Godby, heard Noah’s story from his station in Southwest Asia.

“I don’t think there’s a person here or there whose family hasn’t been touched by cancer,” Godby said.

Godby and other members of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron decided to show their support, as well.

In all, more than 90 airmen shaved their heads.

“To see that guys in the Air Force or the military would do this for a 13-year-old kid they’ve never met and probably never will meet, it just speaks highly of their character,” said Guy Laman, Noah’s father.

Noah and his family spoke to Godby using FaceTime Friday, thanking him for the gesture.

“I really appreciate it and I love them for what they’ve done now,” Noah said.

You can read more about Noah and his story by visiting his Facebook page, “Prayers for Noah Guy Laman”.

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