Caroline Berry, the Spanish Fort teen who drew attention to pediatric cancer during her battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer, died on Thanksgiving day.
Spanish Fort High School shared the post below from the Spanish Fort Toros Football team :
A junior at Spanish Fort High, Berry played softball, volleyball and basketball. Although her health pulled her off the court, she refused to let her condition completely sideline her.
“You can’t change it; so even if you’re sitting there mopping you can’t change it so you might as well use it for others. If you know you are going through it and there are others going through it, wouldn’t you want to stop it for other people so they don’t have to go through it either?"
In September the teen took to social media in hopes of raising awareness for childhood cancer.
Her video caught the attention of a rival high school, Robertsdale who quickly decided they were going to put the rivalry aside and help raise money in Caroline’s honor.
"You have to put it aside, that we are rivals and when we get on the court you want to win but at the same time we are willing to support them and she’s a teammate and she’s a person. That's one thing you do with sports, when you are on the court you are competitive but off it she is a person and she wakes up every day just like all of these other girls do,” said Madeleine Petite, Robertsdale assistant volleyball coach.
"If we can all put that aside at the end of the day and come together to make a change it’s just amazing,” said Berry.