Family, Friends Hold Benefit for Coach Battling Cancer

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OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio -- Family and friends of a local youth coach battling cancer hosted a benefit dinner in his honor Sunday.

Charlie Cheatham, 41, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a fast moving cancer of the bone marrow, in January. Proceeds from Sunday's dinner, auction, raffles and other donations will go to help the Cheatham family cover medical and living expenses.

As of April, Cheatham has successfully undergone two rounds of chemotherapy. His brother, Tommy Cheatham, is a bone marrow match and transplant surgery is expected soon.

Cheatham coaches the the Streetsboro Junior Rockets and Junior Aurora Wrestling team (JAWs).