2-Year-Old to Lead Jackson County Rose Parade

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A two-year-old in Jackson has a pretty big job in front of him next month.

Oscar Curtis has been chosen at the Grand Marshal for this year's Jackson County Rose Parade on June 1.

Oscar was born with Biliary Atresia, a rare liver disease, as well as a congenital heart defect. He had his first operation at just 7 weeks old, open heart surgery when he was 9 months and had a liver transplant in January, along with two other major surgeries in the same day.

Hundreds of people have helped fundraise for his cause, include dozens of local businesses and his family's "Hail to Oscar" Facebook page has more than 2,000 likes.

“I can’t think of a stronger little boy or family that would be better to represent a sense of community pride at the front of our Rose Parade! He constantly teaches us all how to be strong, come together, and simply enjoy life!” Said Corissa Barton, who nominated Oscar.

Oscar is currently home and in the words of his surgeon, "kicking liver disease's butt!"

To learn more about Oscar or to make a contribution to his cause, click the link to his Facebook page within this article.

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