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Charleston police holding benefit basketball tournament for officer

The Charleston Police Department is hosting a benefit basketball tournament May 19 for Larry Holstein, who is battling a rare form of cancer. (Family Courtesy Photo)

The Charleston Police Department is hosting a benefit basketball tournament for one of its own battling cancer.

The double elimination tournament will raise money for Senior Patrolman Larry Holstein. The tournament will be 9 a.m. May 19 at Capital High School.

Holstein was diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma in winter 2017. West Virginia doctors have never seen a case of the rare form of cancer.

Below is the story Eyewitness News did on Holstein's cancer battle.

Holstein was told no doctor in West Virginia had ever performed the surgery he needed to save his life. He had the surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

"It totally changes your outlook on life. Every day I wake up now, and I thank God," Holstein told Eyewitness News.

Entry for the tournament is $20. Concessions will be sold, and donations will be accepted at the event.

Kids inflatables cost $2. Yard sale spots also will be available for $25.

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