I've never really known much about Adreian Payne off the court. I never really cared to know. Today, I stumbled upon this article about Adreian and his relationship with a young girl battling cancer.
The 8-year-old from St. Johns will take a break from battling for her life to accompany Michigan State’s Adreian Payne for his senior day ceremony after the MSU-Iowa basketball game.
The article mostly centers around the amazing attitude with which she fights cancer.
When she goes to a game or dances or does something else outside of the hospital, Lacey often will tweet about it and add the hashtag #kissitcancer.She kept building a bond with Payne, who has become like an adopted son to the Holsworths – Matt, Heather, Lacey, William (14), Mitchell (12) and Luke (6). She regained her ability to walk, returned to dancing and appeared to be past the disease in the fall.But it came back in November and Lacey is now in the midst of 10 days of radiation treatments for spots on her jaw and neck. Chemotherapy was not working. She has another spot in her pelvic region, and the family hopes upcoming antibody therapy at U-M Hospital in Ann Arbor will “attack the cancer cells and build the immune system,” (her father) Matt said.
The article also mentions a fundraiser on Monday at the Buffalo Wild Wings in East Lansing. If you find yourself in that neck of the woods on Monday, I encourage you to stop in and support this cause.
My prayres go out to Lacey and the whole Holsworth family.
Adreian, you may not be such a bad guy after all.