SCRANTON -- A young boy battling cancer got a big honor in Lackawanna County.
The Lackawanna County commissioners awarded Matthew McDonnell, 6, with a Good Works certificate at their meeting on Wednesday.
The first grader was recognized for his fundraising efforts to help other children with cancer.
In December, Matthew held a hot cocoa stand near Clarks Summit to benefit organizations that help children with cancer.
Players with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were also on hand to give Matthew a jersey, a game ball, and tickets to use this upcoming season.
Matthew's teacher, principal, and the Abington Heights superintendent were also there to show their support.