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Cochran family grateful for funds raised by 'Concert for the Kids'

Grason and his family are thankful for the Concert for the Kids / Noel Anderson

MACON, Ga. -- Jason Aldean took the stage at the Macon Centreplex on Friday night for his second Concert for the Kids show.

It's a sold out performance that's bringing in thousands of people. Funds for the show will benefit the new Navicent Health Children's Hospital.

For one family, having a good hospital is the difference between life and death.

The Navicent Health Children's Hospital is like a second home to 11-year-old Grason Anderson.

He's visited his doctors since he was 14 months old.

"So where our bodies are on 21-day cycles and we build white blood cells and antibodies to fight off infection, his do not do that," said Grason's mother, Noel.

She said she was relieved the day Navicent doctors diagnosed her son with a rare immune deficiency condition.

"The scary part was until we found out a diagnosis, the scary part was not knowing why your child is sick," Noel said.

That's why Noel, Grason and his father showed their support Friday. They watched the Jason Aldean Way dedication that afternoon.

"It's awesome," Noel said. "It's awesome. The new latest and greatest technology will be here. We're an hour south of here so it's amazing not to have to drive to Atlanta."

Aldean said he hopes other families will benefit from the Concert for the Kids like the Andersons do.

"As a parent I think it's important," Aldean said. "You want to know that there's a place to take your kids if something were to happen."

Aldean walked through the children's hospital earlier Friday and met some of the children.

He said he feels honored to be able to give back to his hometown, especially the children in it.

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