League City community, baseball team rallies around young cancer patient

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by KHOU.com staff & Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 11:51 AM

HOUSTON—A community in League City is rallying around a young cancer patient.

Joshua Cranfill, who is just seven years old,  just finished his 95th round of chemotherapy.

Josh has been diagnosed with cancer three times and has endured three surgeries.

“Probably more than I’ll ever go through in my lifetime. –(More) than most adults ever go through,” said Kara Cranfill.

That earned Josh the nickname: Super Josh.

His story is so inspirational that he touched the Clear Springs High School Baseball Team. The team dedicated their season to him Tuesday night and called it “Super Joshua Night.”

“It fills my heart. I have complete upmost respect for all these guys,” said Josh’s mom. “They are amazing young men; and they have a bright future in front of them.”

The team members said Josh has given them perspective.

“I’m just playing a game of baseball. I love the game. It’s pretty important to me, but everyday he’s battling for his life, and it’s really important, and it’s opened a lot of our eyes,” said Timothy Greuter, a high school senior.

Chris Floyd, the head baseball coach, agreed.

“We tell our kids, you have a bad day, you go 0 for 3.  You had a bad day, so how bad is your day?  There’s somebody who is fighting cancer,” he said.

 

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