Bass Pro Shops gives special gift to 6-year-old battling cancer

Published On: Mar 02 2014 12:30:12 PM EST

A local boy battling cancer got a special surprise from a Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -

A young boy battling cancer got a wonderful surprise on Saturday. Six-year-old Drew Clarke loves to fish, and Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills decided to take action and make the boy's day.

Drew has a tumor near his spine that can't be removed with surgery.

Growing up, the local boy fell in love with the sport of fishing, so his family set up a Facebook account called "Fishing For Drew" for donations toward his care. When Bass Pro Shops found out about Drew's condition, they decided to give him a really special surprise.

"Bass Pro contacted us through the website too and heard that we were coming down," Drew's father, Scott Clarke said. "And they said 'we have a lot of special things for Drew to do' and they're letting him feed the fish, they're going to let him fish in the aquarium a little bit more and then we're going to have a wonderful day of shopping, just to keep his spirits up."

Drew was given $2,000 for his special shopping spree at Bass Pro Shops.

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