Sunday, January 29, 2012
Jayden Bennett spotted at Kuna boys basketball game
Jayden Bennett, a Kuna boy who has been fighting the effects of bone cancer for nearly three years, took a seat on the bench of the Kuna boys varsity basketball team earlier this month.
Jayden, a 9-year-old student at Ross Elementary, was invited by Kuna senior guard Kenny Berger, said Jayden’s mother, Boni.
Jayden, diagnosed with osteosarcoma in April 2009, was due to have surgery in October to remove a tumor from one of his lungs. When the doctor told Jayden the surgery was scheduled for a Wednesday, Jayden asked if he could delay it because he was planning on attending the Kuna varsity football game that Friday, according to Boni.
The request so moved Jayden’s doctor that he convinced the Kuna football team, where Berger was the starting quarterback, to visit Jayden in the hospital.
Berger later wrote a letter to Jayden, letting him know what an inspiration Jayden was and invited Jayden to the basketball game.