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January 12, 2016
HUNDREDS RALLY FOR NATHAN REYES
ONTARIO, CA; (01/29/2016) Gil Zendejas:
Several hundred students, members of the community and staff rallied in support of junior Nathan Reyes, who is fighting against cancer and an opportunistic infection. The Ontario High School Choir, Cheer Squad and Dance Company all performed on his behalf, while ASB and other campus leaders collected donations for his family. Members of Nathan's family were on-hand for the rally and offered words of thanks for the huge support. Nathan remains at Children's Hospital of Orange County where he has been visited by friends from OHS.
Dance Company performs in support of Nathan Reyes.
A LONG TIME COMING, BUT FINALLY HERE
ONTARIO, CA; (01/17/2016) Gil Zendejas:
After nearly 50 years, Ontario High School finally had the opportunity to walk onto a true home field. The 5,000-seat state of the art and CIF-rated field was dedicated with more nearly 2,000 members of the school and community on hand. Ontario Mayor Paul Leon said, "We are looking forward to celebrating championships here." Chaffey District Superintendent Mat Holton led the long-awaited Dedication Ceremony bringing the large crowd to cheers over and over again.
The field will be ready for use by the end of February and the Class of 2016 will be the first to graduate on their own field.
Ontario Principal Eduardo Zaldivar leads off the Dedication Ceremony, 1/12/2016
Local Elected Officials with Chaffey Board Members at the Ribbon Cutting
Superintendent Mat Holton Shares How Jaguar Stadium Became a Reality
Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, Councilman Alan Wapner (Left) and CJUHSD Supt. Mat Holton (Right)
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejendre (center rear) is surrounded by a host of OHS Athletes celebrating the dedication of their new state-of-the-art Stadium
NATHAN REYES SHOWS GREAT STRENGTH DURING CANCER BATTLE
ONTARIO, CA; (01/11/2016) Gil Zendejas:
It's every parent's worst nightmare, that moment when a physician tells you that your child has cancer. Such was the case for the mother of Jaguar Nathan Reyes back on December 5th. After facing long-running fevers and various infections, Nathan was taken to the emergency room where doctors scrambled to find the cause of his various ailments. After a battery of tests, and a full-body blood transfusion, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. At the time, the doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) were positive, believing that they had caught it early. Generally, this type of cancer has a 90% rate of survival with a four-year chemotherapy regiment.
Nathan began his chemotherapy, and as with all chemotherapy, his body's immune system was compromised. Unfortunately, a fungal infection was able to take hold and even antibiotics were unable to stop it. The infection settled in his right eye and last week doctors were forced to remove it, hoping to stop the fungus. Just yesterday, Nathan's family learned that the removal of his eye, had not stopped the fungus and it had attached itself to the lower portion of his brain.
When WeRtheO.com visited Nathan on Sunday, he was in good spirits considering the difficult fight he is facing. He's lost weight but was surrounded by family who were praying and pushing for him to eat to maintain his strength. I was surprised at his positivity and courage and although the battle will be tough, he intends to fight and win. Nathan's mom was very grateful for the outpouring of support they have been receiving. Nathan is a member of the Jaguars Football Team and has many friends on the campus at Ontario High School. Principal Eduardo Zaldivar told WeRtheO.com that he has been speaking with students about ways the school can demonstrate its support for Nathan. Social media has been very active with subscribers offering words of encouragement and support.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to assist with the extreme expenses his family is facing and I encourage you to help in any way you can at http://www.GoFundMe.com/supportfornathan. He asked for his friends to come see him and most of all he asked for prayer. As of this writing, visitors can still come as long as they don't have any cold or flu symptoms. UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, California, Tower Building, 4th Floor, Bed 6. He is also checking his instagram account @chickenscoop21
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