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4/11/07-Arp

Jackson Huse Small In Size, Big In Heart

Jackson Huse has never met a stranger or a camera he did not love.

Standing about four feet tall and less than 100 pounds, Jackson is somehow stronger than most adults double his size.

At the age of five, his parents and doctors told Jackson he had cancer. His reply? "Bring it on," Jackson said.

When asked if he was scared, Jackson shook his head no and said, "because I just have a brain weed."

That "brain weed" as Jackson calls it is giloma, a form of brain cancer.

The words 'Bring It On' became the inspiration for Jackson's favorite basketball team, the Arp Tigers.

"Jackson enjoys watching them play," his father Doug said. "When Sedrick (Johnson) dunks he's into the excitement of it."

The Tigers made Jackson a captain and used "Bring It On" to take them through the playoffs.

Jackson was not able to watch most of their games. He spent weeks in the hospital including treatment at the Mayo Clinc.

While at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Jackson met members of the Dallas Cowboys and a few of the Dallas Stars, fresh from a battle on the ice.

"He didn't have any teeth," Jackson said of one Stars player.

The community has rallied behind the little boy with the infectious, dimpled smile. Everywhere in Arp there are signs with the words "Pray for Jackson," and a quilt of inspiration hangs in the families doorway.

"It's very touching," Doug said. "I mean to the fact, that it's very emotional at times."

A sick child, and mounting expenses might be overwhelming for most families. But it's hard for the Huse to be sad, especially when Jackson keeps them smiling.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF EVENTS THIS WEEK BENEFITING JACKSON, INCLUDING A CONCERT IN THE PARK FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 13, FROM 6:00 p.m. TO 9:00 p.m. AT THE ARP CITY PARK.

 THEN A SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL BENEFIT GAME SATURDAY BETWEEN THE EAST TEXAS WOLVES AND TEXAS XTREME AT ARP HIGH SCHOOL AT 7:00 p.m..

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