Landon Green and Braylee Leffew were ready and excited to kick off their high school athletic careers as freshmen this year at Boyle County High School.
But life had other plans.
“I was told I would never play football again,” Green said.
Green was diagnosed with bone cancer in February.
“I just broke down,” he said. “There were just no words to describe that.”
Not long after he started chemo.
In April, he had surgery and his leg was amputated.
He’s had a tough year, but that’s not what he’d say about it.
“I’m doing very well,” Green said. “My coaches and my teammates have supported me all the way through it.”
But they haven’t been the only ones. His friend Braylee, who he’s known since Kindergarten, has been there in a way many others can’t.