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Xan's Fans FB page gets 20k new likes in a day

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BATON ROUGE - It's a story WBRZ News2 first bought you this weekend of a Louisiana boy in Pittsburgh being treated for a rare brain disease. He has a goal of reaching 1M Facebook likes on his page.

6-year-old Alexander Moses or, as his brothers call him, "Xan" is from outside of New Orleans. His family packed up and left the state so they can find treatment for Xan.

He has had surgeries, scans and genetic testing. All his doctors know is that the boy's brain is degenerating, but no one knows why.

Xan is a big LSU fan, and the online support helps keep the pain bearable. He enjoys hearing the sweet well-wishes of strangers who manage to take his mind off the pain ravaging his body.

One million is a big number, but the little boy is confident. "I think I can do it," Xan said.

In the time WBRZ aired the first story on Saturday during News2 at 6, Xan has been able to get over 20k new "likes."

Help Xan reach his goal. Click the link. Become a Xan Fan.



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