“No One Fights Alone”- Laporte Volleyball Team Supports Parent Battling Cancer


MOTLEY CROSS-C>>>OFTEN TIMES WE’LL TELL YOU HOW LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY THEIR COMMUNITY, BUT FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, IT’S BEEN THE LAPORTE VOLLEYBALL TEAM SUPPORTING THEIR COMMUNITY, AND THIS YEAR THE CAUSE THEY’VE PICKED HITS CLOSE TO HOME.>>WHEN LAPORTE WILDCATS TAKE THE FLOOR THIS YEAR, IT IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST VOLLEYBALL.>>YOU KNOW, IT GIVES YOU A PURPOSE AS FAR AS LIFE.>>ON THE 7TH GRADE TEAM, LILLY HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH A LOT MORE THAN BAD PATCHES THIS YEAR. HER DAD LUKE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA IN MAY. HE HAD HIS LAST TREATMENT IN RO CHEST AND LILLY’S — IN ROCHESTER, AND LILLY’S TEAM HAS BEEN THERE FOR HER SUPPORTING HER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.>>YOU CAN TURN TO ANY OF THEM FOR YOUR PROBLEMS AND THEY WILL HELP YOU.>>THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THE TEAM HAS WORN SHIRTS IN SUPPORT OF LUKE AND THEY HAD A DINNER FUNDRAISER RAISING $2500.>>GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM SCHOOL, THE STUDENTS, THE FACULTY, THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HAS REALLY COME FORWARD AND SUPPORTED LUKE AND THE FAMILY. IT SEEMS SO MUCH TO THEM GOING THROUGH THE CHALLENGES.>>LAST YEAR THE VOLLEYBALL TEAM WORE SHIRTS AND RAISED MONEY FOR REMI WHO IS NOW IN REMISSION AFTER BATTING NEUROBLASTOMA. — BATTLING NEUROBLASTOMA.>>IT MEANT SO MUCH TO ME AND MY FAMILY. I WAS SPEECHLESS WHEN I FOUND OUT AND SO WAS MY FAMILY. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.>>AFTER SEEING HOW MUCH IT MEANT TO MATIA, THERE WAS NO QUESTION THE TEAM WOULD MAKE IT A TRADITION TO PLAY FOR MORE THAN JUST THEMSELVES.>>IT’S ABOUT SUPPORTING OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY.>>LILLY SAYS VOLLEYBALL IS HER FAVORITE SPORT AND BEEN A WELCOME DISTRACTION FOR HER THIS YEAR.>>IT GETS MY MIND OFF OF IT. I DON’T REALLY THINK ABOUT IT AND IT’S LESS SAD AND STUFF.>>SHE’S ALWAYS GOT A SMILE ON HER FACE DESPITE THE ROUGH TIMES. HER AND I BOTH HAVE FAITH. WE BELIEVE HER DAD WILL BE JUST FINE.>>UNTIL THAT DAY COMES AND HER FAMILY RETURNS TO NORMAL, HER VOLLEYBALL FAMILY WILL BE WITH HER EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

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