Olympus softball game will double as fundraiser for player
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Reagan Everett is a sophomore softball player at Olympus High. She plays left field and bats at the bottom of the order. Everett is also diagnosed with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare auto-immune disorder that suppresses the body's ability to detect and destroy cancer cells at their conception. As a result, her body is riddled with cancer, but she continues to play ball. Everett's family has had 27 members diagnosed with Li-Fraumeni syndrome and 24 members have died. She is well aware that she has a limited amount of time left before the cancer takes her but she remains an almost 4.0 student (even with 6 months of home schooling after brain surgery to remove a tumor). She was photographed in action against Murray, at Olympus High School, Thursday April 17, 2014.
The Bountiful and Olympus softball teams will be playing for more than just a victory when they meet Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the Titans’ field.
The Olympus team has designated the game as a “Purple Game” fundraiser to bring awareness to brain cancer in honor of Titan player Reagan Everett.
Everett was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, which increases the likelihood of developing malignant tumors. But, despite her illness, Everett continues to play softball.
— Tom Wharton
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