Rival High Schools Team Up To Get Through Tragedy

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Kansas schools are teaming up to get through a tragedy. Sunrise Christian Academy is holding a football fundraiser for a McLouth player who lost part of his leg.

This truly is a story of inspiration. When senior Trevor Roberts from McLouth High School had to have part of his leg amputated, students in Bel Aire stepped in to help the star football player from the 'other' school. Friday is bringing the two schools together.

Seventeen-year-old Trevor Roberts still wears a smile on his face. The star McLouth High football player who lost part of his leg is an inspiration to everyone. Trevor was having the game of his life against Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, running for three touchdowns when he went down. His leg was broken and after surgery, Trevor's leg became infected. Doctors told him it was his leg or his life. They amputated just above the knee.

That's when Sunrise Christian Academy seniors Kayla Beckham and Kip Wedel decided to help by holding a fundraising walk to raise money for Trevor's medical and college expenses. Watching the students work together to help the football standout from a rival school, makes superintendent Rob Lindsted proud.

The fundraising walk is scheduled for Saturday, November 13th at 8 a.m. at Sunrise Christian Academy at 5500 East 45th Street North. To participate, just show up with $5 and walk. The money will go to help Trevor with medical and college expenses. Trevor says his goal is to get an athletic prosthesis so he can still go on and play college football.

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