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Community rallying around Troup man diagnosed with cancer

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Bill Adams (Family Photo) Bill Adams (Family Photo)
Bill and his wife, Michelle (Family Photo) Bill and his wife, Michelle (Family Photo)
Bill and his sons, Mitch and Matt Bill and his sons, Mitch and Matt
TROUP, TX (KLTV) - The city of Troup is coming together to support one of its own. The community is holding a benefit for Bill Adams, who was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Adams, a native of Troup, worked for Brookshire's before going to work as a landman. His family owned Adams Dairy in Troup.

Roxanne Nayfa, his sister-in-law, says Adams was active in helping the Future Farmers of America at Troup High School. He also helped coach local baseball teams.

"He would take the shirt off his back to help somebody," said Nayfa.

Adams and his wife Michelle have two sons: Mitch, a freshman at Troup High School, and Matt, a seventh grader at Troup Middle School.

The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the Gospel Barn on 501 S. Railroad Street in Troup. Money raised during the benefit will be used to help Adams and his family pay for medical expenses.

There will be a live auction, live music and dinner at the benefit. Some of the items up for auction include a signed Dallas Cowboys football and an Amazon Kindle, as well as handmade clocks, hunting equipment, fire pit rings and grills.

On December 26, 2013, Adams went to the hospital after a choking episode. While he was there, doctors discovered a mass in his lungs, so they performed a biopsy. A week later, Adams received word that he had lung cancer.

After undergoing a battery of tests, doctors determined that Adams' cancer was at stage 2-3.

Adams underwent surgery to remove the mass. During surgery, doctors found that the cancer was actually stage 3-4. Because the cancer was contained to one area, though, doctor's are treating it like stage three cancer.

For more information, or to donate items to the auction, you can call Jennifer Casteel at 903-752-1543.

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