Valley’s Cooley ready for the battle of his life


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Valley Sophomore Antonio Cooley loves wrestling. But Antonio won’t be suiting up for the Tigers this year.

On Nov. 4, Antonio was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in adolescents.

Antonio has started chemotherapy once a week for the next six months. He is bummed he will miss his entire wrestling season, but he knows there is a much bigger battle to win first.

Antonio’s friends and wrestling teammates created t-shirts to help in support of their friend, ‘Take Down Cancer.’ Shirts can be purchased at this link:

Antonio turned 16 years old on Monday, Dec. 20. John Sears has the story.

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