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La Salle Football Player Beats Cancer
Dylan Barnett is finally a starter for the La Salle High School football team. The senior safety is strong, and confident. Beating cancer will do that to a person.
"In April of my freshman year, I was diagnosed with A.L.L., which is a form of leukemia. Says Dylan,
"I spent a month in the hospital. It took all athletic ability I had. For about a month I had a hard time walking. I had to crawl up the steps for a long point and time.
"Like any parent, it's hard. You never want to see anything happen to your kid.
Scott Barnett says it was tough watching his son fight for his life.
But Dylan never flinched.
He didn't complain once. He complained one time during the forty five, fifty days he was in the hospital, and that's when I told him he couldn't drive for thirty days.
Dylan is still getting daily chemotherapy treatments, but the cancer is gone. Dylan hopes his story will act as a glimmer of hope for children battling the disease.
"You know, I feel like I can be an inspiration to kids in the hospital, especially the younger kids who may feel like any dreams they may have of playing football or soccer or baseball or whatever they may be ended because they were diagnosed with cancer. You know, I'm living proof that that's not the case at all. You can do whatever you want to do.