He’s going ‘all out’ for little sister
Wekiva senior Lynch plays on as Jazz’myne, 5, fights brain stem tumor
Wekiva senior linebacker James Lynch Jr. spent Monday comforting his 5-year-old sister while she underwent another round of chemotherapy treatment.
Diagnosed with a cancerous brain stem tumor in April, the needles are what scare Jazz’myne Lynch the most. She turns to her big brother, who at 6-foot-2 and 227 pounds offers a calming presence through such a grueling process.
“I’ve looked at this season as going all out for her,” Lynch said. “I’m trying to put everything I do into every play in between the whistle for her, to make sure she knows I’m playing for her and that I’ve got her back.”
Wekiva, ranked No. 1 in the Sentinel Super 16 and the top seed in the Class 8A, Region 1 playoffs, hosts No. 8 West Orange in a region quarterfinal Friday at 7:30 p.m.
West Orange (7-3) handed the Mustangs (9-1) their only loss of the season on Sept. 28 when they
Wekiva senior James Lynch Jr. has offered comfort for his younger sister this year while playing a big role on defense for the Mustangs.