The chemotherapy drug, Paclitaxel, drips from a bag during cancer treatment.  A Texas teenager is giving away a his college scholarship to another teenager who survived cancer.
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Texas teen gives up scholarship to another teen who beat cancer

A Texas teenager and cancer survivor is thanking a new friend for giving him a college scholarship.

Chase Bradley, 17, of Hyde Park High School in Austin knows what a cancer battle is like. His older sister was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and beat it.

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The experience made him an advocate for cancer research.

“I remember being in her hospital room, trying to keep a straight face and not cry in front of her. It was a very heartbreaking setting. I gave my sister a hug and it was very overwhelming." Bradley told ABC News.

Bradley and earned a scholarship after raising $57,000 for cancer research. But instead of keeping the $2,500 prize for himself, he gave it to Sergio Garcia, a senior at nearby Anderson High School, who beat leukemia.

"It was something really nice that he did for me and I didn't even know him," Garcia said in an interview with ABC News.

"We've became really good friends after that. [I plan] to pay some of my tuition for college."

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Garcia, now cancer-free, says he’s grateful for friends like Bradley.

He plans on attending Austin Community College before transferring to a larger school.

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