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Henderson Middle Student Wins County CEO's Youth Volunteer Award

Eighth-grader and Leafmore resident Spencer Wilson won the award for helping classmate Jason Tyler recover from a traumatic brain injury.

eighth-grader Spencer Wilson is one of DeKalb County's 2012 Youth Volunteer Award winners.

It's a pretty cool story. The award, given by county CEO Burrell Ellis, goes to several kids each year helping out around the community. Spencer got it for helping his classmate, Jason Tyler, who suffered a brain hemorhage in December and was in a coma for a month.

Spencer has been visiting with Jason to read and visit with him since the injury, and the Tyler and Wilson families have become friends as well. The Wilsons also organized a community fundraiser in March that raised more than $10,000 for Jason.

Thanks to Beth Wieder for giving us the heads up on the award. We're going to be in touch with the Wilsons next week.

Here are links to two stories we've run about Jason:

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