Baton Rouge, LA. (BRPROUD) — Southern University assistant coach, Sean Wallace, was recognized on Wednesday, Oct. 25 by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, and coaching staff before heading to MD Anderson Cancer Center to help receive treatment for his Stage IV pancreatic cancer.
According to those who played or is currently playing football for the Southern Jaguars, coach Wallace is known for his “booming” voice. For Wallace, he says, “I’m doing great.”
“For me, I’m a believer,” says Wallace. “I feel great, if I didn’t have some cuts on me, you know I wouldn’t even recognize any discomfort I have from the operations I did get.”
In less than 24 hours, Councilman Darryl Hurst organized a ‘Sean Strong’ day at the EBR Chambers. Bayou Apparel donated more than 200 shirts, reading ‘Sean Strong’ on the front. The proceeds will go towards Wallace’s family to help support his recovery.
Wallace’s former coach, Pete Richardson, says Wallace was a former player of his back in the day. He remembers how Wallace was a fighter on the field, and now the fight continues for Wallace with fast-spreading cancer.
“I’ve never seen anything like this that has happened so fast.” says coach Pete Richardson, discussing how fast Wallace’s Cancer had spread. “They notified him about a month ago, and all of sudden, now he’s in the transition of fighting for his life.”
The owner of Bayou Apparel, Dan McNamara, called a favor to Southern’s Human Jukebox. Moments later, the band and the fabulous dancing dolls agreed to wear the “Sean Strong” t-shirts on Saturday’s game.
Southern University will be having a home game on Saturday, Oct. 28 against Texas Southern at 4 p.m.
“I’m quite sure, they are going to do everything possible to try to win that game,” says Richardson. “For not only him but Southern University.”
As for Wallace, he says it’s not the score, but the ongoing support that’s keeping him strong for the win.
“Sean Wallace is going to win,” says Coach Wallace. “I appreciate the support, and the continuing support.”
To help donate towards Coach Wallace’s recovery, click here.