ABILENE, TX - In Brownwood a volleyball team isn't playing for a win, but for a student that was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Seth Moreno is a 7th grader at Brownwood Middle School.
Brownwood ISD said he's recently undergone surgery and is recovering at Cook's Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.
School staff said he was diagnosed with a brain tumor recently, that has affected his speech and motor abilities.
The volleyball team is raising money for him by selling shirts as well as collecting donations.
"If you were in this situation you would want someone to help you out and you would want someone to be there for you if you were going through all this pain," volleyball player Raylee Moseley said.
"So we're just all trying to help him out, you know, by raising money so that it's a little bit less expensive,” teammate Gracie Boswell added.
The athletic coordinator is glad the team has taken on the task.
"September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we currently have 6 students from Brownwood ISD Middle School up to high school that have been through childhood cancers," Kendi Skelton said.
They'll be playing a 'Digging for a Cause' game on October 5th.
Released by Brownwood ISD:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Brownwood Middle School (BMS) has announced their
“Diggin’ for a Cause” fundraiser to help raise money for one their students who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“The student had surgery last Friday, and will now have to undergo treatment and recovery,” noted BMS Girls Volleyball Coordinator, Kendi Skelton. “We have received word that the surgery went great.”
“This year we have decided to participate in Diggin’ for a Cause in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness,” stated Skelton, adding that the fundraiser will take place during an upcoming volleyball game.
“The game will be held October 5th. We are selling t-shirts, having a bake sale and concession stand, as well as accepting donations. All proceeds will go to this family to help offset medical costs.”
Those interested in making a donation or purchasing a t-shirt, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. T-shirt orders must be received by Friday, September 22.
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