When the Minden basketball teams face off against Boone Central/Newman Grove on December 17, the crowd at C.L. Jones gymnasium will display the purple-white and red-black of their respective schools.
But, another prominent color–orange–is one that will hopefully catch just as many eyes.
That’s because the communities of both schools, even as they come together in competition, want to raise awareness of the other battle that is being fought by two young boys–leukemia.
Alex Johnson, age 7, of Minden and Cooper Dewitt, age 3, of Boone Central have faced tremendous adversity already in their lives. The orange shirts worn by those who attend the game will help to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Alex is the son of Scott and Jamie Johnson, both graduates of Minden High School. He is currently a first-grader and has two siblings: an older brother, Ryan, who is in fourth grade and a younger sister, Regan, who is one year old.
Alex was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on February 10, 2012.
Read about Alex’s story in the Courier!