Members of Zachary High’s cheer and dance squads, along with other students, came together April 15 to support one of their own — fellow student Taylor Law, who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Burkitt’s lymphoma.
According to the Caring Bridge site created by Law’s family in December, the ZHS senior has a large mass at the base of his neck on his thyroid that’s also pressing against his vocal chords. The tumor also is pushing his trachea to one side, where he also has another large tumor on the lymph node in his neck.
Law is first chair trombone in the ZHS marching and concert bands as well as bassist in the school’s jazz band. He performs vocals and bass in his own alternative band, is a member of his church’s praise and worship band and plays in his family’s Cajun band.
On Friday, the girls’ groups raised $795 at a flag football game in Bronco Stadium that had the Belles defeating the cheerleaders, 12-7. Last year, the teams tied 14-14.
All proceeds raised at Friday’s game will go to Law, who is undergoing treatment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
According to Caring Bridge, it has always been Law’s dream to attend Loyola University and major in Music Production and Performance.
Teacher Jamie Byrd, who sponsored the flag football fundraiser, said Law recently received word he’s been accepted into Loyola.
The Belles team was coached by football players P.J. Cannon, Douglas Coleman, Trevor Jackson, Christian Lollis and R.J. Newton while the Cheer team was coached by football players Kellton Hollins, Braylon Jones, Lindsey Scott Jr., Ronald Turner and Shyron White.