Christian Ford, a fifth grader at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, is a rough-and-tumble 10-year-old, who has played football since he was in kindergarten, but now he faces a long battle against lymphoma.
“He loves being outside,” said his older sister, Courtney Ford. “He’s definitely a boy—all boy. He was diagnosed at the end of September with stage four lymphoma. It’s Burkitt Lymphoma.”