HARROGATE, Tenn. – Late Wednesday afternoon Nov. 20 the entire Lincoln Memorial University baseball team, coaching staff and various LMU athletic department administration gathered inside Tex Turner Arena to witness Caisyn Fuson signing a letter of intent to become an honorary member of the Railsplitter baseball program.
A two-year old Pineville, Kentucky, native, Caisyn was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of stomach cancer, in September and found out he also has bone cancer after doctor’s revealed that a mass in his stomach had spread to his spine.
With Caisyn’s father, Chris, mother, Brittany, and older brother, Ben, joining Caisyn, head coach Jeff Sziksai announced the signing of the fearless two-year old as the LMU baseball team’s newest member.
“Dear, Caisyn, by signing this document you are committing to upholding the following standards and guidelines of the LMU baseball program,” spoke coach Sziksai. “The core covenants of the program are: No. 1, put the team first; No. 2, always give your best effort; No. 3, do the right thing in all circumstances; No. 4, get better, no excuses. ‘I, Caisyn Fuson, understand the obligations of this document and will adhere to it. The purpose of this document is to certify my decision to become an honorary member of the Lincoln Memorial University baseball program and support the team.’ ”
Following coach Sziksai’s comments, Caisyn put ink to paper and signed to be a Railsplitter.
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