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Prayers for Anthony: Community rallies around sick youngster

Published 06/04/2011, Worthington Daily Globe

RUSHMORE — Like most rambunctious 4-year-olds, Anthony Bents likes to ride his bike, go fishing with his dad and can list off the names of various dinosaurs. But one look at Anthony, and you know he isn’t exactly like other kids his age. First of all, his head is bald — and not because somebody gave him a really short buzz cut. There’s also a tube going up his nose, the end snaking down the back of his shirt. Anthony has cancer, and for the moment, his life is defined by that nasty six-letter word.

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