Community rallies to support Auburn Knight battling cancer - – Rockford’s News Leader

Community rallies to support Auburn Knight battling cancer


On June 22nd, Auburn's Trevihon Sockwell was diagnosed with cancer - Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. The two-sport athlete immediately started chemo.  He will have his fifth round of it next week. 

The family travels to Madison for those treatments.  They put a lot of miles on the road, and one of the intake nurses told them about "Compass to Care," a non-profit that helps families with travel expenses. The agency sells neon shoe laces to help raise money for the Sockwell's and other families.  

Auburn and Boylan raised funds through Compass to Care as part of a "Replace the Lace" promotion. Neon shoe laces were seen on both sidelines as the Knights defeated the Titans with Trevihon watching from the sideline and his family in the stands.

"I just tell him to keep his faith in God," said William Sockwell, Trevihon's father. "That's the main thing getting him through. As long as he stays focused on God being in control, everything's going to be alright. Whatever His will is, His will will be done. I just told him to continue to pray, don't just pray for yourself, pray for others. And your prayers will be answered."

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