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Pass the Cash - January 6, 2016: Chase and his mom

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Chase and his mother (Source: WAVE 3 News) Chase and his mother (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Every week WAVE 3 News allows me to Pass the Cash, always giving me $300 to give to someone in need. As we start 2016, not only did we get help finding someone to Pass the Cash to, we got the cash from a group of WAVE 3 viewers. 

This week’s donation comes from folks who know all about team work and hard work. Their gift was passed to a single mom who is also working as hard as she can, not just for herself, but for her son.      

Our first Pass the Cash of 2016 took us to Grantline Road and University Woods in New Albany, Indiana. 

Zack noticed us right away along with the opportunity to help a little boy who plays with his sons. The little boys name is Chase.

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“He hangs out with my boys and stuff and he's just a great kid,” Zack said, “so sweet, so sad to see him that way.”

As a parent, Zack can't help but notice the pain that Chase's mother has been going through too.

“I can't even imagine what she goes through every day,” he said. “She's struggling to pay the bills and keep a job.”

“Being that her son is in the hospital all the time. They're really having a hard time with everything, with all the bills coming in,” Zack added.

Chases' Mom has more medical bills than dollar bills, but help is on the way as we Pass the Cash with support from Wilbur and Friends and Ford Motor company. Every dollar and dime came to a total of $620.

Zack knew exactly where to find Chase and his mother, but he was really nervous about what to say.  We learned quickly it's not about saying the right thing but doing the right thing will always work just fine.

“Seen these people and seen that they were doing Pass the Cash. Thought about you and thought you were a perfect candidate with Chase,” Zack said. “Here's $620.” 

“Oh my God,” Chase's’ mom said, “like I could almost cry right now but I don't like to cry in front of people.”

It couldn't have come at a better time.

“I'm not working this week,” his mom said. “I have to take him back and forth to the doctor.”

She needs her job, but Chase needs her more. 

“He has stage four neuroblastoma so we are back and forth from Kosair to the Cancer Institute at Norton for his chemo,” she said.

Both Chase and his mom are fighting as hard as they can.

Mom said, “We hope for the best because neuroblastoma is just hard to treat.”

Fighting however they can.

“I just do. I don't think a whole lot about it. I just do it. I just do what I gotta do for him,” his mom said.

Since 2011, WAVE 3 News has given away thousands of dollars to worthy recipients in our Pass the Cash segment. Click here to tell us about a Kentuckiana family or individual who you believe deserves a special gift of $300. (Be sure you are registered on You cannot nominate yourself or a family member.

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