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Family & friends remember cancer victim at Mishawaka Relay


Do you remember Montana Mazurkiewicz?

He was the little boy battling cancer who was a big Notre Dame Fan... you might recall Charlie Weis met him and let him call the first play for a game?

That was back in 2005 and his family is returning with a team to walk in Mishawaka's Relay for Life for the first time since Montana died.

Montana would be a high school senior graduating this year.

His friends and family say the event that kicks off tomorrow will be very emotional for them.

They will have scrapbooks, photos, articles and other things in remembrance of the adventurous kid they called incredibly generous.

One of his good friend's John Banes, says seeing that play called"pass right," gave them hope, but was also heartbreaking, "I know it meant the world to him that he got to visit coach Weis and call that play. But it breaks our hearts he couldn't see it. "

Banes says they all can only imagine the great person Montana would've grown up to be.

The cause of cancer is particularly heart-wrenching for Montana's family.

Montana died of inoperable brain cancer and his mom, Cathy Mazurkiewicz, died 8 months later from melanoma.

Relay for Life kicks off at Mishawaka High School at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.

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