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Many College Students Shave Heads for Veteran, Fellow Student Fighting Cancer

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    NBC 7's Liz Bryant on a group of students who came together to help a fellow student and veteran battling cancer. (Published Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016)

    Nearly 100 San Diego-area college students shaved their heads Saturday to help a veteran and fellow student fighting cancer. 

    Members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Cal State San Marcos students took turns, one by one, sitting down and shaving their heads for Jason Beyer, 34. The fraternity is not recognized by the university. 

    Beyer, a veteran with two Marine Corps tours under his belt, is fighting one of the most difficult battles of his life: testicular cancer. 

    "When I'm laying up in the hospital," Beyer said. "It gives me strength to get through knowing you're with me." 

    Beyer said he's grateful for the support. 

    "Yes, there's an age gap and sometimes, I can't relate to them, music-wise, fittingly they're playing 80s music today, which is a surprise to me," Jason said. 

    But there's no generational gap in giving back. 

    "The big reason why we're doing this is to help our fellow brother with his mental support," said David Sachez. "He's going through Chemo now."

    For two hours, proceeds from the $10 haircuts went to Fisher House, where families stay when their military members are hurt or sick. 

    The group raised $3,456 Saturday. If you missed the event but would still like the donate, you can do so here. 

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