Posted October 26th, 2016
For the last month, the Spartan Nation has been going above and beyond for PVHS Freshman Parker Kress. Parker was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma as a 7th grader. He’s fought off the cancer, but was facing a tough decision: in his leg where the cancer was, he had an infection, one he couldn’t get rid of. So, the brave 15-year-old decided he would have his leg amputated. Watch the video below to hear his story and how his friends have supported it through it all.
But then something amazing happened. Parker went to the doctor ahead of his surgery and he was told the infection disappeared. He would not have to have his leg amputated. Doctors say it is a miracle! So instead of holding a yellow out at a football game and a send off to surgery ceremony, PVHS held a celebration! Pat Angerer spoke in front of sea of yellow “Power for Parker” shirts (we’re told more than 850 shirts were sold.) See the pictures below.
Parker still faces a tough couple of months. Doctors have found spots on his lungs, but couldn’t focus on that until his infection was gone. Now that it is, the focus is on taking care of those spots. And with the Spartan Nation behind Parker, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got your back!
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