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Teen battling cancer holds concert at children's hospital

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16-year-old Javaris Cox 16-year-old Javaris Cox

MIAMI (WSVN) -- It was a dream come true for a South Florida teen battling cancer, as he took center stage at his own concert at the Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami, Friday.

Sixteen-year-old Javaris Cox was behind the mic singing for his doctors, nurses and family who have taken care of him over the years. "Something that I've always wanted to do," said Cox. "Now I got the chance to do it."

The teen said he sings his way through the good times and the bad. "I've been through a lot of things, but that still ain't stopping me now. I'm still here today," said Cox.

In 2010, Cox was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After treatment at Holtz Children's Hospital, he went into remission. Then in 2014, doctors found his cancer had returned.

Cox says he's thankful to God, his caretakers and his grandmother. "It feels like it's just too much, but when you least know it He still got it to where you can handle."

Cox's grandmother Bernice Harris said, "He's been through a lot. His poor body has been through all kinds of fireworks, been in and out of his body. It's hard for him to eat and drink and concentrate, but he went on, he went on for God to sing this song."

Cox said this concert is a dream come true, and a way to inspire other kids battling cancer. "Don't let this issue bother you," he said. "Don't let it seem like you can't do anything or that it's some excuse to hold you back because I don't use it as an excuse. I just keep on moving."

Cox has a grueling chemotherapy schedule, but he said he will not let that stop him from pursuing his dream of singing and being a good student.

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