Joey Covarrubias, a standout guard at Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, undergoes his first chemotherapy treatment Thursday for a rare bone cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, that was discovered after he complained of shoulder pain. An X-ray found a tumor near his lung.
He just signed a letter of intent with Cal State Monterey Bay, and graduation is May 29, so Covarrubias and his family are facing tough challenges.
But Coach George Zedan said, "He's in great spirits. He's ready to fight."
Supporters are trying to help the family raise money to supplement insurance and other costs. Here's the link.
Covarrubias is known for his leadership, intensity and unselfishness. Now his friends and Cantwell-Sacred Heart supporters will be rooting for him even more.