NH gymnasts rally around pair fighting cancer
On Friday, during the Levels 9-10 championship at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center in Durham, members of New Hampshire USA Gymnastics (NH-USAG) will kick off their annual campaign for cancer awareness.
Both Jacques and Cooper are battling cancer.
Earlier this year, after a month of onset headaches and dizziness, Jacques and her family initially thought she might have low iron or sugar levels. Blood work came back normal, but pain on her side and difficulty breathing led Jacques to Boston Children’s Hospital where further testing revealed cancer in her liver, abdomen, and lungs.
“She’s had some good days along with some bad days on this treatment plan,” family spokesman Camille Vaillancourt said last week.
After months of chemotherapy, Cooper is now in remission and makes monthly trips to Dana Farber to monitor his progress.
Jennifer Pelland, event spokesman for the NH-USAG fundraiser, said this is the second year the organization has banded together to help one of its own.
NH-USAG will be hosting 50/50 raffles, concession stands and cash donation drop-offs during their three upcoming meets, starting with this weekend’s event, the Levels 9-10 championship meet in Durham.
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