Now a sophomore, Mary Webb entered high school with the devastating diagnoses of two brain tumors in September 2020.

Mary, who learned how to play guitar in the third grade and moved on to drums in fourth grade before mastering piano and saxophone too, is a legend inside the Titan band room. At school, fellow musicians wear bracelets and sport T-shirts that read, “We March for Mary.”

And in the community, Mary is an inspiration for those who are fighting cancer. She has been chosen as a spokesperson for Children’s Healthcare Network. Walgreens stores recently featured Mary on their thank-you card that customers received when they make a donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Earlier this fall, Mary designed the decals for the stockcar of NASCAR driver Chase Elliott as part of a partnership among the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Chase Elliott Foundation and other organizations. 

Carrie Shepherd, whose son, Henry, is a cancer survivor, spearheaded a national fundraiser for childhood cancer research by selling “Mighty Mary” bracelets. 

For more on this story, see the Dec. 23 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our we bsite. 

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