For four years, chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants took the place of friends and fun for the Walsh family, as the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati quickly became a second home. Now finally in remission at the age of seven, Seth has joined Bellarmine University’s (Louisville, Kentucky) Men’s Basketball team. A five-time leukemia survivor, Seth already knows a great deal about courage and tenacity.
Seth, who officially joined the Bellarmine Men’s Basketball team this past season, signed his letter of intent in front of hundreds of screaming fans. In attendance was Patrick McSweeney, who joined Bellarmine with Team IMPACT in 2013. “You’ll be one of us,” said McSweeny at Seth’s signing day, already taking the newest recruit under his wing.
“For our guys, college is about life lessons,” said Head Coach Scott Davenport at Seth’s Signing Day. “Seth is bringing life lessons to this basketball program. Extraordinary people make others better. Today, seven-year-old Seth Walsh made this basketball program, and everybody associated with it better. It’s a chance for them to be part of something bigger than themselves. Cancer touches us all.”
With help from Team IMPACT, the Walsh family now has an incredible new network of support, and Seth can get in the game.