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Fundraisers for terminally ill boy, 6 'Superbubz' as he rapidly declines

Walter "Superbubz" Herbert at Paul Brown Stadium Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Jennifer Edwards Baker) Walter "Superbubz" Herbert at Paul Brown Stadium Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Jennifer Edwards Baker)

Two fundraisers are being held this week for a terminally ill little boy whose fight against cancer has touched the community and gained national attention.

A benefit motorcycle ride for Walter "Superbubz:" Herbert, 6, and his family will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stone Creek Blvd., Colerain Township.

On Saturday, a large fundraiser will run 11 a.m. 10 p.m. at Public House, 3807 North Bend Rd., Cheviot.

There will be entertainment, children's games and activities, baskets for a raffle and Split the Pot.

Organizers also are hoping a local celebrity drops by to show his support for Walter.

The child has little time left, his parents have said doctors told them, after a 2-year battle against neuroblastoma, one of the more common forms of childhood cancer.

His parents are trying to give him every opportunity to experience as many fun events as possible as they enjoy their final weeks together. He has met with the Cincinnati Bengals and served as honorary team captains for the Cincinnati Reds and FC Cincinnati, walking out onto the field with players before the game.

His story gained national attention when first baseman Joey Votto gave him a home-run bat and the jersey right off his back

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Walter's condition, however, rapidly declined this week.

On Friday, as the family traveled to Paul Brown Stadium to meet the Cincinnati Bengals at their morning practice, doctors notified them they had to halt Walter's anti-fungal medication.

"His kidney just couldn't take it," reads a post earlier this week on his Facebook page, "Fight With Superbubz."

"We are still praying and hoping the fungus was just local. This may allow us to fight the cancer again.

"Overall he is still doing good. He's started having some pain in his leg and arm but it doesn't stop him. He still insists on going to school each day and playing from sun up to sun down! He's one tough kid!!"

But by Wednesday, he was limping and struggling to lift a cup, his mother wrote on Facebook.

"We need a cure NOW!! His health is declining rapidly. I hope tomorrow is better!! I just want him healthy...that's all."

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