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Skyler Moore averaged 11.9 points per game for Danville this year. He was named Honorable Mention All-KMAC.
Skyler Moore graduated from Danville High School this spring with a 3.5 GPA. He plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the fall, where he will study business management and play basketball.
DANVILLE – Skyler Moore doesn’t know what the future holds. But he knows his hometown will be behind him no matter what.
The 2019 Danville High School graduate was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He spent the last week staying at various hospitals – first Riverside in Columbus, then Nationwide Children’s – before returning home Thursday night. Moore underwent a biopsy Monday that will allow doctors to determine the nature of his tumor – whether it is cancerous or benign. Moore expects to know the test results in the coming days.
Calling from his Columbus hospital room on Wednesday, Moore said the future is uncertain. The last week has been a whirlwind of CT scans, surgeries and physical therapy. His family waits every day to hear the results of his biopsy, which will determine the path ahead.
In moments of unimaginable angst, however, Moore has remained positive. Fueled by his faith and the support of his hometown, Moore spoke optimistically about the days ahead.
“I feel pretty positive about the future, but I guess we’ll just take it day-by-day and see how it goes,” Moore said. “But I feel pretty confident in my body, and everyone around me believing in me and having faith.”
Family members have garnered widespread support for Moore and his immediate family over the past week.
Aislynn Ray, one of Moore’s cousins, set up a GoFundMe account to help offset hospital costs. The account has raised $2,460 since Sunday.
“I wanted to be able to help ease their minds a little by raising money to help go towards anything that they may need,” Ray told Knox Pages. “There have been over 500 shares of the GoFundMe page on Facebook and I can’t even keep track on how many retweets on Twitter. I am honestly so proud to be from Knox County. Our county always pulls together and helps others during times of need.”
Macey Moore, another cousin of Skyler’s, made bracelets to raise money for the same cause. They are grey with “Skyler Moore” and “I Proudly Wear Grey” printed in black; the color grey represents the fight against brain tumors and brain cancer, Macey explained.
Macey said making the bracelets was a “last-minute decision,” a seemingly small way to gather community support for the Moore family. It turned into something much larger.
“I originally only ordered 255 bracelets, thinking I would have a lot left over, but the bracelets have been selling like crazy,” Macey said. By the end of the first day, she’d already sold out her initial supply. By the end of the week, she’d sold 380 in total.
To help with the hospital cost, I have decide to make bracelets to support Skyler. Bracelets will cost $5 each. Please contact me through social media or by text 740-504-1033 to buy a bracelet. Grey-the color that represents brain cancer as well as brain tumors.