Young girl battling cancer is inspiring classmates

Young girl battling cancer is inspiring classmates

Student-planned flag football game will benefit 10-year-old Morgan Hasty.
Morgan plays foursquare with her classmates at Providence Christian School
Morgan plays foursquare with her classmates at Providence Christian School
Morgan Hasty has every right to be at home, but instead she's at school playing foursquare on the playground with her classmates.

"Morgan loves life. It doesn't matter what it is, she can always find the rainbow in any situation...she's a precious little girl that loves life and just wants to run and play and be with her friends," said Mitzi Hasty, Morgan’s mother.

It's Morgan’s third time in treatment for a rare cancer that effects the soft tissue.  Now after relapsing twice her battle isn't getting any easier. Just a few days ago scans showed a tumor is now extending further into her brain cavity. Despite the rollercoaster of scan results she's received over the past three and a half years, Morgan truly finds every silver lining.

"When her hair first fell out, the very first time, we had gotten an email from school that there was lice going around in the school and she just thought that was the funniest thing because she said ‘mom, I don't have to worry about getting lice,’" said Mitzi.

That attitude has spread throughout the campus at Providence Christian School--and it's inspiring students to help.

"I met with administration and we came up with the idea to host a flag football game and it shows two rivals coming together for something better; something better than winning on the scoreboard, to come together for Morgan Hasty," said Nick McCalister, the student body president at Providence.

Providence Christian and Houston Academy girls will take the field for the flag football game this Saturday despite a rainy forecast...knowing Morgan will bring the sunshine.

Carolyn Brewster is a multimedia journalist at WDHN News. Follow her on Twitter @CarolynWDHN.
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