'Nashville's" Deacon's Personal Connection to Cancer

By on October 24, 2016


Mandatory Credit: George Walker IV/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK

Most fans know him as Deacon Claybourne on Nashville, but many may not realize the struggle Charles Esten faced when his daughter Addie was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 2 years old.

“You feel very powerless,” Esten tells Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper. “It was terrifying.”

Addie is now a healthy, cancer-free 16-year-old, but that hasn’t stopped Esten from working to combat the disease. He hosted the third annual Light the Night Walk in Nashville on Oct. 21, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help battle and find a cure for blood cancers. He’s also the national chairman for the event across the U.S.

The event took place at Nissan Stadium and featured three colored lanterns: red for supporters, yellow for those who have passed away from blood cancers and white for survivors.

Read More: Charles Esten Opens Up About Daughter’s Battle With Cancer | http://tasteofcountry.com/charles-esten-daughter-cancer-battle/?trackback=tsmclip


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