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April 18--  WTOC-TV in Savannah reports the following about little Silas Edenfield of Lyons who is battling cancer.

"The staff at the Jekyll Island Authority's Georgia Sea Turtle Center has named a new loggerhead sea turtle patient after a Lyons boy who is battling terminal liver cancer.

Silas Edenfield, 4, asks to go to the sea turtle room each time he goes for chemotherapy treatment at the hospital, according to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. His bedroom at home is also filled with stuffed sea turtle animals.

{mosimage}The staff at the sea turtle center were so moved by his story they named a new loggerhead patient after him. On April 27, Silas the sea turtle will be released from the center's care and will enter back into the wild, during the Tybee Turtle Trot on Tybee Island.

The public is invited to join the center as they not only release the newly healed patient back to the ocean, but also celebrate Silas.

The Edenfields are spending as much time with their family as possible and are asking those touched by Silas' story to pray for him and the family, according to a news release.

For more information about Silas and how to help go to

Elizabeth Harvill at Meadows Regional Medical Center reports Golden Bows are being sold today at The Party Store and More in Vidalia to help the family.