Briar Mays said she started noticing it last September—her right leg and hip were hurting.
During warm-ups and workouts as a freshman member of the Roane State Community College women’s softball team, Briar said she had to use her arms to pull her legs up for some exercises.
Physical therapy was recommended and undertaken, but that didn’t help ease the pain.
Still, the 18-year-old former standout for Forrest High School’s softball team in tiny Chapel Hill, Tennessee, finished out last fall’s season for the Roane State squad, playing left field.
It was only after an MRI in January that Briar received the devastating news: she had cancer. [Read more…]