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Soccer game helps EU High teen fighting lung cancer
East Union High

Pablo Palacios is a senior in the East Union High boys’ soccer program.

Last November, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. 

“He normally played on defense for us,” said Lancers coach Ronnie Green of his player,

Palacios, according to Green, has been receiving treatments for his condition at UC San Francisco Medical Center.

“He’s on his fourth treatment of chemotherapy,” said Green, who indicated that Palacios’ condition continues to improve.

Not too long ago, Green and his players put together a GoFundMe account to help the family foot the medical bill. “We raised $4,500,” he added.

East Union is continuing its effort to help Palacios.

On Thursday, the Lancers will play Sierra High in a Valley Oak League contest at Dino Cunial Field.

All of the proceeds for the “Kicking for A Cure” game will assist the Palacios family.

According to Green, he borrowed the idea from Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg, who will host his event of the same name to assist fellow teacher Amy Gross the following day against Weston Ranch.

He credits Coenenberg for helping him in putting together the fundraiser effort for Palacios.

Game time for the boys varsity game against EU and the visiting Timberwolves is 6:45 p.m.

For more information, call 209.409.6311.