Football coach fighting for his life

In January of 2019, Austin was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After numerous infusion treatments and hours spent in the hospital, he was deemed in remission on September 2, 2019. Unfortunately, less than a year later, the doctors found a mass on the back of Austin's skull. They were worried about the impact the tumor could have on Austin's brain and spinal cord so they completed a biopsy. After finding a lump of cancer cells, Austin chose to undergo various rounds of radiation treatment and one round of chemo radiation to shrink the tumor. Austin's tumor has shrunk dramatically but he is not done fighting. Since completing the first round of treatment, he has been extremely sick and unable to do what he loves most, coach his kickers. This has been extremely difficult for him mentally and physically because all he wants is to go back to his normal life. Austin is a fighter and continues to press forward despite the pain he feels. Any funds provided will help Austin pay off medical bills and any future doctors visits he will have to attend. He is extremely appreciative for all the love he has received and can't wait to get back to coaching. Thank you for your consideration and support. 

"His love for the kids and the game were always evident and he made every kid feel important. He gave his all to us and even when he was sick never once used it as an excuse. He kept coaching even though it was a detriment to his own health." - Nick Barr-Mira, UCLA kicker 


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Gabriela Ortiz 
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Oakland, CA
William McGehee 
Nick Barr-Mira 
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