Swim Coach Carl Schoessel told WBCH that one of our team members on the Delton Kellogg/Thornapple Kellogg/Hastings Girls Swimming and Diving team was diagnosed with a form of pancreatic cancer at the beginning of the past summer.
Since that time Lydia Cole has been undergoing chemo and radiation treatment.
Despite all of that, Lydia Cole has continued to swim and hasn't missed a meet, a practice or a set, except for treatments.
Coach Schoessel went on to say, "She is an amazing young women, just the kind of person all of us want on our team."
Monies raised during the Cancer Awareness meet with Wayland Union High School at the Hastings Community Education and Recreation Center on October 24th at 6-pm will go to help pay the medical bills for Lydia's treatments Donations can be made on line aat teamlydia.com,or by cash or check can be made out to Team Lydia and mailed or delivered to Highpoint Community Bank, 150 W. Court St.,Hastings, MI 49058.
Lydia says she wants to donate part of the many raised to help other kids.