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Homecoming surprise for teen with terminal cancer

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A Keller-Central High School student battling a rare form of cancer is making the most of his time.

Kareem Gibbs, 18, celebrated his graduation on Friday in front of family and friends.

"We all have a story. The fact that you guys came here to listen to mine today really means a lot and I want to let you guys know that you guys are awesome and I love every single one of you guys that came here today," Gibbs said.

It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for Gibbs.

On Thursday he got to be part of the morning show on K-104 and he also got the chance to dance with his dream date, Lady Jade.

He was invited on after the radio station got a letter from a Keller-Central High School coach. He explained the 18-year-old has a rare form of cancer.

In fact, doctors say he has just months to live but you would never know it by his positive attitude.

Kareem Gibbs charmed the radio crew and morning listeners. "I try to stay as positive as I possibly can and try not to think of it too much and that's really what gets me through the day," he said of battling cancer.

Six years ago, just before his 12th birthday, Kareem was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Doctors found a tumor the size of a football in his hip. It then spread to his lungs and now it's in his heart.

However, through all the treatments and hospitals and weekly trips to Atlanta to take part in a clinical trial, Kareem keeps smiling.

"Kareem is the sunshine in our family. It's not a party until Kareem shows up and sometimes its a party just because he showed up," said Rakiya Muhammed, Kareem's mother.

K-104 gave him tickets to see Drake in concert, passes to Six Flags and a Wal-Mart gift card.

Keller-Central High School's homecoming is Friday night and Kareem has been nominated for homecoming king.

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