McEachern’s wrestling team has been inspired by one of its own who wasn’t able to be a member of this year’s team.
Sophomore Weston Crusselle was diagnosed with leukemia last April. As a freshman, Crusselle pushed through the entire season, qualifying for the state tournament, while sick.
“We did not know what was wrong him last season other than something just was not right in him.” McEachern coach Jason Faklaris said. “He worked hard to overcome (everything). By the end of the season, his lymph nodes were so swollen around his lungs that he had diminished capacity to breathe.”
After the diagnosis, Crusselle began treatments which have continued into this wrestling season. “We use Weston as a focus to remember to stay true to your passion and never give up,” Faklaris said.
You can follow Weston’s updates by clicking on this link.