Winfield and Hurricane come together to help young girl fighting cancer
Hurricane, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
Anytime Winfield and Hurricane get together for a game, there is plenty of green and red, but Friday night there was a new color in the stands, purple.
"We come together as communities for something that is more important than a ball game. It's life and relationships and people,” Sarah Cobb said.
Cobb's second oldest child, Katie, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October. Since then Katie and her family have been fighting back against cancer, but they have not been doing it alone.
"It's been such a blessing to see everybody come together, the kindness, the generosity,” Cobb added.
Katie goes to Winfield Middle School, so Friday night, Winfield and Hurricane High School teamed up to raise money for the Cobbs.
People had on purple shirts, Katie's favorite color. Team Katie shirts were being sold. Donations were given for purple bracelets, people signed a giant poster for Katie, and the money from the 50/50 drawing went to the Cobbs.
"I think it's awesome that two schools can come together and use each other to help one girl out,” said Winfield student Matthew Wright.
"There is a big rivalry, and for the community to do something like this I think it's special for both teams,” said Hurricane High School Student Anthony Halkis.
Both teams also had on no one fights alone shirts during warm-ups. Sarah said her entire family feels the love, and thanks God for helping them through this time.
"Just being together as a community, it's been overwhelming, it's been exciting, it's been very, just very much a blessing to us,” added Cobb.
The Cobbs created a blog to keep people updated on Katie's progress.