Before the start of this Tuesday night’s varsity volleyball home game in Gandy Gym, the community will have a chance to show its love and support for Jennifer Lannin — a single mother of two Stephenville students who is battling cancer.
That District 7-4 matchup against Godley will be a Pink Out game, with everyone encouraged to wear pink clothing to promote cancer awareness.
Jennifer will be introduced to the crowd at 5:30 p.m., ahead of the start of the 6 p.m. varsity game.
Jennifer, a cardiovascular ultrasound technologist, has been diagnosed with an aggressive, fast-growing type of breast cancer. She is undergoing chemotherapy at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Waco. Her battle is expected to take about a year, including surgery as well as radiation treatment.
Her daughter Emma attends Stephenville High School and is a member of the Stingerettes. Son Nathanael is a student at Henderson Junior High School.
Another upcoming special event will be the 2019 Heart of Gold football game, Friday, Oct. 18 honoring Baby Noah of Stephenville prior to the Yellow Jackets’ game against Waco La Vega.
Baby Noah will be Stephenville’s 10th Heart of Gold recipient. It has become a Stephenville tradition, bringing the community together to help individuals or families in need of support.
Baby Noah was born in January of 2018 and diagnosed as having a congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He has had to have major open heart surgery four times, most recently requiring five months of hospitalization — including 45 days waiting on the heart transplant list.