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Group spreads acts of kindness to remember Mosinee man

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - Acts of kindness will be spread throughout Boston this weekend. These acts are to remember Chad Wogernese, a Mosinee man who passed away in September.

"Caring,” said Michael Wogernese of Kronenwetter. “You know he'd drop anything for anybody it didn't really matter if he knew you or not."

His brother says he was a hard working family man. But in November of 2012, things changed for Chad and his family.

"You hear it happen to everyone else,” said Wogernese. “You know you always say it's never going to happen to us."

Chad was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma after they found three tumors in his lungs. He fought the vicious disease for 318 days. In September, he lost that battle.

"It was a huge loss,” said Wogernese. “But also for his family. His two boys they were you know daddy's going to wake up, daddy's going to be fine, and hearing a little kid say that just kills you."

Now, his family and friends found a way to remember Chad. They are flying out to Boston where he was treated. They will be completing 318 acts of kindness to honor each day he fought.

Some acts include paying for people's meals and subway rides, handing out cookies at the hospital he stayed at, and delivering care packages to nurses and patients.

"It makes me happy because knowing the kind of person my brother was,” said Wogernese. “They're continuing on because I know he'd help anyone out so it's an extension of him."

His brother says he thinks about Chad everyday.

"I've got good memories but also bad because he's gone," said Wogernese.

Although he may be gone, the family says these acts of kindness are a small reminder that a part of Chad will always be here.

The group's trip is funded by a non-profit called "Superheroes Fighting Cancer."

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