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Zimmerman hosts parade for high school wrestler battling cancer

Zimmerman high school junior Joe Montplaisir was honored with a parade in his hometown.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minnesota — Trucks, cars and even plows were out on Friday night in Zimmerman to celebrate Joe Montplaisir's homecoming with a "Go Joe Go!" parade.  

Montplaisir is battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma—a rare form of cancer, after being diagnosed just a few weeks ago. He was released from the hospital on Thursday night.

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"We can't make whatever that they're going through go away but at least we can remind them that we're here. We're so excited for the family to see this and if I talk I anymore I might start crying," said Zimmerman wrestling club member Diana Doherty.  

If you'd like to make a donation to Montplaisir, there's a Go Fund Me page established for him.

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