A recent graduate of Reitz High School has died after a battle with cancer.
The high school’s baseball team announced the passing of Camden Hancock on Twitter Tuesday morning.
We are saddened to inform you that Camden Hancock has lost his battle with cancer. There will certainly be an empty feeling in our dugout! Please pray for strength and comfort for his family in this difficult time. #camdenstrong #5liveson! pic.twitter.com/nYMZUa96bs— BaseballFJReitz (@BaseballFJReitz) October 2, 2018
The Reitz senior found out he had a rare form of brain cancer in the Spring. Doctors discovered the cancer after he was hospitalized from a car accident.
Hancock surprisingly escaped the crash unscathed, but scans at the hospital revealed a brain tumor. He quickly underwent brain surgery, which later confirmed the cancer diagnosis.
In May, the Reitz senior was honored as part of Senior Night for the Panthers baseball team. Hancock was the first batter for the Panthers, ceremonially walked by Mater Dei and given the game ball.
“He’s the inspiration to our team,” said Reitz Head Coach Todd DeWeese.
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(This story was originally published October 2, 2018)