LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - While the Red Raiders play in the Sweet 16 Game Friday night, you might spot something on Justin Gray's shoes. Gray will write #TeamAvery and #TeamAmelia on his shoes to support two local children who are fighting cancer.
"What happened to our family, it doesn't really happen to a lot," Kobiee Olivas said. "Our one cousin was diagnosed and then a month later Amelia was diagnosed, I mean this doesn't happen a lot."
Kobiee is the cousin of Amelia and Avery. Both were diagnosed with cancer just one month a part. She told KCBD its been a really hard month for her and her family so she decided to shed a light on this dark time.
Kobiee contacted player number 5 on the Red Raiders basketball team, Justin Gray, and asked him if he could support his cousins during the game by writing #TeamAvery and #TeamAmelia on his shoes during tonight's big game. Gray responded within minutes, and to the Olivas family's surprise, he said yes.