CITRONELLE, AL (WKRG) —
You can call it a hero’s welcome for a 10-year-old battling cancer. Sid Hobbs was welcomed home after recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his brain. Large groups of students gathered at the high school and middle school. Then, the police-escorted procession ended where he attends classes at McDavid Jones Elementary School. Hundreds of people came out to welcome the young man home.
“Sid is such a big part of our community, he’s a strong kid, has the best faith we wanted to show him how much we love him, how much we support him as he’s going through this battle to show him some love,” said family friend Brandi Lynch. “This is his second battle with cancer, the first when he was two years old, we found the tumor about a year ago, he had to have it removed last Friday and came through it like a champ.” He’s only home for a brief time, he’ll head back up to St. Jude this Sunday for additional treatment.
They’re asking for donations on their GoFundMe account. You can keep up with new developments at the Sid Strong Facebook Page. You can also donate to the First Bank of Citronelle, formally known as First Community Bank. There’s also a baseball tournament coming up next weekend.