Friends fulfill cancer patient’s dream by recreating Confederate rally in Davidson County

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LEXINGTON, N.C. – A cancer patient in Davidson County was too sick to attend Saturday’s Confederate rally, so his friends brought it to him.

Timothy Williams, 56, is a cancer patient from Lexington. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer more than three years ago, according to friends.

“His own doctor told him ‘every day you wake up, thank the Lord because it is truly a miracle,’” said friend Ariel Pierce.

Williams wanted to attend the Confederate rally in Tyro on Saturday, but was too sick. So on Sunday, his friends and family gave him his own rally.

Several vehicles displaying the Confederate flag came to his home to fulfill his dying wish.

“If the good Lord calls Tim home tonight, we will all know we made one wish come true,” wrote Price, who sent a letter and photos to FOX8.

Williams said he supports the flag because of heritage and it is not a racial issue for him.