ABI will be playing for a young man named Shad who is battling osteosarcoma and recently lost his leg to the disease. Shadrach "Boboy" Hesa is a sophomore at Keene High School. He is one amazing young man who is very much loved by his family, community and his Keene Family. During his freshman year he played on the Keene basketball and baseball teams. During summer workouts in 2016 Shad felt a ton of pain in his left knee. After being treated by the trainer and going to see a doctor they still couldn't figure out where the pain was coming from. Finally Shad and his family went to see a specialist. That's when Shad and his family discovered that he had Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer in his leg, and upon further evaluation found that it is also in his lungs. He is currently in the middle of a treatment plan that will take over 29 weeks. Throughout the process, the chemo and the fight, Shadrach has been nothing short of amazing. His strength, joy and faith in the Lord have made this journey a little easier on his friends and family. On January 10, 2017, Shadrach underwent surgery to remove his left leg above the knee in an effort to help stop the cancer from spreading. With his parents Jimmy and Nelina Hesa by his side through every moment of this journey, Shad is recovering well. Just a day after the operation Shad was up and moving around the hospital using a walker. Using a walker, crutches or a wheelchair is not how this story is going to end, though. Shad knows he is going to play basketball and baseball again.
UPDATE: ABI WAS ABLE TO RAISE OVER $7,000 FOR SHAD TO HELP WITH HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES