HS football team rallies around 6-year-old battling cancer

LEAGUE CITY, TX – Clear Springs High School Chargers aren’t horsing around. They honored 6-year old Joshua Cranfill as he fights his third battle with cancer.

At 2-years old, Josh was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma cancer in his eye socket. He later relapsed, and won that battle. Four years later, the cancer is back. This time, it’s in his lymph nodes.

“We’re out here with our Joshua t-shirts. [We are] going to give him a little support and encouragement to fight that cancer again and beat it for the third time,” said Joseph Ruiz, associate principal of Clear Springs High School.

Josh and his best friend, Ryan, kicked off the game against rival Clear Creek High School with a coin toss.

“This young man has come in; he’s burrowed his way into our heart. And so, we’re here to support him,” said Ruiz.

“We’re real happy. Anything we can do to help that kid, we want to,” said Clint Hartman, football coach at Clear Springs High School.

Josh has begun his latest round of chemotherapy at children’s hospital. But last week’s game was a special dose of love and support.

With Josh as honorary captain, the Chargers claimed a 40-13 victory. Hopefully this is one of many more victories to come for Josh.

2 comments

  • JoshysDaddy

    Thanks to Jenna and especially Charles for doing this story. Joshy wasn't feeling very well on Friday but Charles was extemely patient and did better than I could have ever expected. Thanks to everyone at NewsFix who worked on this story. You did a truly amazing job! God bless! Allan Cranfill
    http://www.facebook.com/teamsuperjosh

  • JoshysDaddy

    Thanks to Jenna and especially Charles for doing this story. Joshy wasn't feeling very well on Friday but Charles was extemely patient and did better than I could have ever expected. Thanks to everyone at NewsFix who worked on this story. You did a truly amazing job! God bless! Allan Cranfill

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