Fairmont State swim team makes cancer survivor an honorary Falcon

Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 11:57 PM EST
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As part of Team Impact, a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, coach Patrick Snively and the Fairmont State University swim team made two brothers honorary members of their team.

The Rohaly family's youngest son, five year old Simon is a cancer survivor.

Throughout his battle, Fairmont State University supported the family and solidified that support by making Simon and his older brother Rio honorary members of their Falcon family.

"It's really meant the world to us that Fairmont State has been behind us, really since day one of the diagnosis," said Adam Rohaly, Simon's father "it's been amazing emotionally really but also it's given validity to our fundraising and some of the awareness that we've tried to bring,"

This Saturday, February 9th, the Rohaly family will be holding a fundraiser to help fight childhood cancer at The Knights of Columbus in Fairmont from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.