Corpus Christi (KIII News) — Two communities are coming together to help a five-year-old boy from Odem who's fighting for his life.
In October Logan Martinez was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer. When Odem and Banquete High School's found out about Logan's diagnose, they did something special for him at Friday's football game.
According to Logan's grandmother, Carla Newkirk, just two and a half weeks ago, doctors discovered a Wilms tumor on one of Logan's kidney's. The next day Logan's kidney and the tumor were removed, but since then he has had several rounds of intensive chemotherapy and radiation.
Unfortunately, cancer has spread to Logan's lymph nodes and lungs.
Logan's battle quickly circulated social media and just a few days later the Odem High School football team paid their friend a visit.
"The captains of the team came to Driscoll Hospital and gave him a stuffed animal and just a care package and everything. He was excited about that. Them being there," Newkirk said.
The Owls homecoming game against the Bulldogs became an opportunity for both teams to show their support for the five-year-old. Players and cheerleaders held up signs saying "Team Logan" and "Logan Strong," and they even received donations.
Logan's family had to pull him out of school to minimize his risk of infection, and he used to love going to football games.
In six weeks doctors will re-test logan to see if he is doing better.
Odem has dedicated their football season to Logan.
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