College Tuition Covered for Local Leukemia Survivor
MOSCOW, ID. — WITH TWO WILDLY ENTERTAINING BASKETBALL GAMES LAST NIGHT IN MOSCOW… THE MOST SPECIAL MOMENT ON THE COURT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHEN NO BASKETBALL WAS BEING PLAYED AT ALL…IT WAS DURING HALFTIME WHEN CHASE THOMPSON WALKED ONTO THE HARDWOOD…A SENIOR AT TROY HIGH SCHOOL…WHOSE LIFE WAS CHANGED AT 15 WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA THAT HALTED HIS ACTIVE, THREE-SPORT LIFESTYLE…
AFTER WINNING A THREE YEAR BATTLE FULL OF CHEMO AND PLENTY OF TIME SPENT AT SACRED HEART HOSPITAL AND THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IN SPOKANE …THOMPSON’S BRIGHT FUTURE GOT EVEN BRIGHTER LAST NIGHT WHEN HE HAD NO IDEA THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO WERE GOING TO GIVE HIM FOUR YEARS OF PAID TUITION.
“When my mom and parents went down there to the court, I was like, what are they going to do to me? So I went out there, was very surprised, didn’t know what was going on, just super surprised and happy that i was out there. It’s been a tough process I would say, but I lived through, I stayed positive as much as I can, so I’m just grateful to be alive now.”
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