Robinson Middle School coach Victor Bradford gets respect and support from the opposing team after they wore a blue ribbon during the game according to a Dallas Morning News article which says,
“Robinson Middle School head coach Victor Bradford, who is fighting Stage 3 colon cancer, received a show of support from his team and a rival team in the district.
Bradford was recognized before a seventh-grade basketball game on Thursday at Schimelpfenig Middle School, Fox News reported.
Bradford told the station that the diagnosis was unexpected because he had no severe symptoms until he went to an emergency room for painful stomach aches.”
The coach was rather emotional but incredibly grateful to the entire community according to a Local Profile article. They say,
“The support has been great,” Bradford told FOX 4 while speaking about his family and the community. “I don’t even know what to say.”
The Plano community and Plano ISD are currently raising money to help the coach and his family through his battle with the disease.
“Like I said, the support and my family, man. My wife, Latoya, she is a rockstar,” Bradford said. “She stayed at the hospital the entire time on an uncomfortable couch when I was there. And like my family coming in there every day, you know, friends coming in to sit with me in the hospital so that Latoya could go home and, you know, shower and do stuff in the hospital.”
After the diagnosis, Bradford immediately went to surgery and is currently recovering.