HOUSTON—A six-year-old boy was named the honorary captain at Friday night’s Clear Creek I.S.D. game, which features rivals Clear Springs High against Clear Creek High.
Joshua Cranfill is battling cancer for the third time in his young life. He has Rhabdomyo Sarcoma which has stricken one of his eye sockets. His eye has been spared.
Clear Springs High School staff and students have bought more than 1000 T-shirts with Joshua’s name on them and a Super Man type logo along with a portion of Bible Scripture found in Joshua 1:9.
“I told him, ‘Every person that’s wearing this shirt is praying for you,’” said his mother Kara Cranfill.
The shirts are used as a fundraiser for the family to help with expenses that insurance does not cover.
Joshua was selected to do the coin toss at Friday night’s 7 p.m. game then he was going to stay afterward. However this morning he had a set back and was at Texas Children’s Hospital most of the day. His parents said he would leave after the coin toss.
“We may have to wear a mask or something,” his father Allan Cranfill said.
The head football coach at Clear Springs High had a special reason for showing support for Joshua. He battled a form of cancer as a child.
“When I met the young man I just wanted to show him that I have the same scar he has,” said Clint Hartman.”I had it a long time ago and he’s gone make it too.”
“Super Joshua” T-shirts are $10 and can be purchased through CaringBridge.org.