YouTube star fouseyTUBE starts cancer challenge for biggest fan (VIDEO)

Feb 11, 2015 at 3:41 p.m. ET

Palestinian prankster Yousef Erakat, aka fouseyTUBE, is giving back in a big way: by helping a cancer-stricken fan live his own dream of becoming a YouTube star.

High school senior Mahmoud Badran has Ewing's sarcoma cancer, and when his sister told YouTube star Erakat after a show what a huge fan her brother is, the internet sensation decided to do something to brighten the guy's world.

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Erakat launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise at least $10,000 for Badran. Of that money, $3000 will be put toward state-of-the-art equipment to make his YouTube dreams come true, including a laptop, video camera and accessories, and the remaining funds will help him go to college. If the goal is reached, Erakat himself will donate an additional $10,000 to the American Cancer Society, plus all of the proceeds from his program launch video.

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Watch fouseyTUBE launch Fighting Cancer Together.


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Already feeling the love from legions of Erakat's fans, Badran posted his very first video on his own YouTube page — and while he doesn't yet have the fancy equipment Erakat is helping him get, he made do with his iPhone.

Meet Mahmoud Badran.


The teen is well on his way to becoming a star in his own right, as his first video garnered over 120,000 views in its first two days online.

We know we're rooting for Badran and we can't wait to see where this adventure takes him.