Texas’ Judson High School supports its football player, Bryce Wisdom, who’ll start his 25 weeks of grueling chemotherapy sessions to battle a unique type of cancer.
— Diana Wisdom (@dianawisdom) October 17, 2019
According to a GoFundMe campaign page set up by Wisdom’s family, Bryce has Wilm’s Tumor, a rare type of kidney cancer. In the Mayo Clinic health website, it said that primarily, the tumor affects kids aged 3 to 4, and the remedy usually involves radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.
Bryce has already battled cancer through chemo for 19 weeks after his diagnosis. However, last September, his doctors realized Bryce’s cancer has spread to the other parts of his body.
Diana Wisdom, Bryce’s mom, stated on their donation page, “He went through 19 weeks of treatment and chemotherapy, and he even rang the bell on August 23rd on his last day of chemo. Sadly on September 12th, Bryce was told that another tumor was in his body, and now the fight must begin again.”
Last Friday, before Bryce left the school to begin his chemo, his school showed support for Bryce’s family through an event. As a sign of support, people from their community in Texas wore bright orange shirts, which said “Bryce Strong” in all caps. A marching band performed in front of Bryce. And a lot of orange and blue balloons were showered to the people who attended the event.
KCWX’s Jill Jelnick posted a video where Bryce carries a “Bryce Strong” flag through the halls of the school as the marching band performs. It also shows the faculty and the students cheering and clapping for Bryce.
The love and support from #Judson community in full force for @BryceWisdom20 last day of school. He starts 25 weeks of chemo and radiation and has been such an inspiration to everyone around him💛 @JudsonFootball @JudsonISD @dianawisdom pic.twitter.com/HAB6eJuJOE
— Jill Jelnick (@JillJelnick) October 11, 2019
Bryce’s family hopes to raise their finances to cover the medical expenses of Bryce. So far, they already received $5,600, and they’re asking for $7,500.
There was a special moment prior to @UTSAFTBL’s season-opener. Judson Sophomore Bryce Wisdom served as honorary captain for the Roadrunners. Bryce recently completed his chemo treatment for kidney cancer. Bryce is the younger brother of UTSA Safety Rashad Wisdom. #BryceStrong pic.twitter.com/qJ64XYqahj
— JJ Perez (@theJJPerez) September 2, 2019
It’s heartwarming that Bryce has a loving family and a supportive community.