September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and
one team is shining a golden light on the cause. In its first match of the
month, Alabama’s Spanish Fort HS is wearing gold jerseys to represent
the childhood cancer awareness ribbon color to honor a member of the program
lost too early.
What began in late 2016 as pain in her hips and legs, Caroline
Berry, a volleyball and basketball player at Spanish Fort, was diagnosed
with Stage-4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive sarcoma that targets soft
muscle and connective tissues. After two grueling years of battling cancer,
Berry passed away on Thanksgiving morning, 2018.
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