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Rider Alum Ben Smith Battling Cancer

Former Rider Raiders baseball star Ben Smith has been diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, a form of cancer affecting the lymph nodes.

Smith, who helped lead Rider to the 2011 Class 4A State Title, was just days away from returning from Tommy John surgery and making his professional debut when the cancer was found.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help him deal with high medical costs. You can help by going to GoFundMe.com/BenSmith and donating whatever possible.

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