It takes a village to care for the youth, and in a village, no one stands alone. 

On Sunday, March 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the Warrior Stadium, a community barbecue will support a 15-year-old Oconee County High School sophomore who has been diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. Landon Hagwood is described by his friends as someone who has a love for his church, family and all things football.

No tickets are required, but donations are encouraged. Cash, check and Venmo are accepted. For more information, contact Ashley Arnold at (706) 255-3185. 

Every two weeks, Landon is admitted for treatment of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Campus. In addition to the chemotherapy portion of his treatment plan, Landon has had three surgeries since his diagnosis. In early February, he underwent major surgery at the midway point of treatment to remove the tumor. 

Chemo treatments will continue through the end of May, after which Hagwood hopes to get clear scans and return to playing football. 

“We continue to be overwhelmed at the generosity and love shown our way through so many avenues,” said Landon’s mother, Deesha Hagwood. “Day by day, God is paving the path to victory for Landon, and I give Him all the glory. My heart is so full of thanks.”

For more on this story, see the March 12 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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