"Go Gold" Game Honored Local Children Battling Cancer

By Kristina Zagame | kzagame@kq2.com

Published 09/24 2016 11:57PM

Updated 09/24 2016 11:59PM

The crowd at Savannah's game against Cameron last night honored six local children in both school districts who have or have had cancer.

One of the children honored was 11-year-old Will Walker of Savannah.

Will has been battling Sarcoma since September 2014. His mother, Jennifer White, said Will has been through two surgeries and 32 rounds of radiation in hopes to save his arm. Doctor's suggested to amputate his left arm when the cancer reappeared in his elbow last June.

Will said he was not scared to go through the procedure.

"I just wanted it to go away so I wouldn't have to keep on getting injured," said Will.

Will made his cancer-free debut by leading the team out onto the field last night's. He watched the game where he always does, right beside the players.

"Having Will be here tonight...it means a lot to this town. It means even more to the team, I feel," said David Duncan, a Savages football player.

"He brings a lot of happiness to the team, and we love having him," added Duncan.

Will has had an important role to the Savages. After the team lost another child to Sarcoma last year, "Go Gold" organizer Aimee Kennedy said Will's strength has been inspiring.

"They always see a smile on his face, and that's what matters," said Kennedy.

Will dreams of becoming a baseball player, and has words of wisdom to others battling cancer.

"You can get through it and you can beat it," said Will.

T-shirts sold at the game went to benefit Camp Quality; a week-long summer camp for children diagnosed with cancer.

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