Brentwood Academy baseball team hosts donation drive for 3rd grader with cancer

(Courtesy: Jennifer Smith)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local baseball team held a donation drive Saturday to raise money for an 8-year-old boy who is battling cancer.

The team from Brentwood Academy worked to fill three tractor-trailers full of items donated in honor of Talan Williams.

The donation drive was held in the parking lot of Crieve Hall Elementary School ,where the trucks were filled with clothes, toys and shoes.

Talan, a third grader at Crieve Hall Elementary School learned last March he was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

“Right then, whenever I knew it, I had four tears. I sucked it up and listened to a little music and that’s where I started getting a good attitude,” said Talan.

Talan is finishing up his 12th round of chemotherapy. He has two more rounds to go. He’s also undergone 28 radiation treatments.

The tumor was the size of a softball. In October, he’ll find out if the cancer is in remission.

Talan’s family have found strength in people around them, like members of the Brentwood Academy baseball team, who’ve become more like family lately.

One of Brentwood Academy’s assistant coaches is Talan’s former coach.

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In April, players came up with the slogan “Team Talan” and dedicated a baseball game to the little boy.

The team raised around $6,000 in donations on Saturday, which will be used to pay for Talan’s medical bills.

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