Fundraisers Scheduled For Parkway HS Baseball Player Bryan Day Battling Leukemia
According to the gofundme account set up for Bryan Day, by his best friend, Jake Fayard, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions and the start of Bryan's battle with leukemia.
This week my best friend & I have been playing district games in baseball. A few weeks ago he developed a rash that he wasn't very concerned about. He's a teenage guy so he thought it was nothing and refused to have it checked out as it would interfere with our busy schedule of baseball. On 4/18/17 while he was starting as the 2nd basemen, He was removed from the game after he became dizzy running to 2nd base during an at bat. His parents wanted to take him to the ER that night but he was adamant that he stay with his team and he went home with the same determination. On 4/19 he was admitted to W/K South in Shreveport, Louisiana and lab work revealed he has leukemia. In the midst of planning to start playoffs in baseball next week and senior prom Saturday, my best friend was flown to St. Jude in Memphis at 5PM today.
Only parents who have gone through this previously can fully comprehend the full effects of this devastating blow. However, Bryan and his parents are committed to the fight and we, their neighbors and friends, have an opportunity and responsibility to aid them in their efforts.
I received an email yesterday from a dear friend, Alan Stoll, who outlined several ways we can help.
Gary, I hope this email finds you well.
Bryan Day, a Senior at Parkway high school, and member of the Parkway baseball, and Golf team was recently diagnosed with AML leukemia. Bryan was airlifted to St Jude’s in Memphis, and is undergoing treatment with his family by his side. Through the love of his many friends several fundraisers have been organized and many more are being planned to help defray the costs being incurred. However, we have no advertising budget to help spread the word, but were hoping you could help. A couple events we have planned this month are, a whiffle ball tournament that will be open to all ages this Saturday May 13 at Parkway baseball field from 9am-3pm. Six person teams, $10 dollars per player and we will be selling burger plates. Burger, Fries, desert and water or tea. 6 bucks. On May 26th we will host a fish fry at 1st Baptist Bossier from 2-7 pm. Catfish, fries, hush puppies, and red beans all for only a $10 dollar donation. If there is any way you can help, we would and always will be eternally grateful.
Please feel free to call me with any concerns. Thank you for all you do,
Allan Stoll Jr - Bossier City Parts Manager - Goldman Equipment LLC
So, here I am, hat in hand, asking you to support Bryan and his family as they mount the fight of his life. Whether you can join in at this Saturday's Whiffle Ball Tournament or just eat a hamburger plate, or pick up dinner at First Baptist Bossier on May 26th, or just make a donation to Bryan's GoFundMe page, any aid will be greatly appreciated.