BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The family of a Southern University A&M coach is asking for help following a cancer diagnosis.
Sean Wallace, a current safeties coach and a former Jaguar football player, was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer on Monday, Oct. 9, after suffering from stomach pains and bowel issues.
A GoFundMe page organized by Sadijah Wallace said that medical staff found a mass on his pancreas and tried to drain it, but the surgeries were unsuccessful.
“Despite undergoing an additional pair of surgeries within a mere two-week period, he managed to recover sufficiently to lead his cherished Southern University Jaguars on the past two Saturdays as their safeties coach,” the GoFundMe page reads.
According to Wallace’s family, doctors found that the cancer had spread to his liver and findings suggest that the tumor is inopearble based on the location.
Wallace’s family set up a GoFundMe and is asking for $250,000 in donations to help pay for his medical expenses.
“We are deeply grateful for your love, support, and prayers during this trying time. Numerous individuals have expressed their solidarity, and an abundance of affection has been pouring in during this period. We initiated this fund in response to numerous inquiries from those who wish to lend a hand. If you are able, any contribution you make to this GoFundMe campaign will go a long way in helping cover the mounting medical expenses, and it will be a source of encouragement for Sean as he fights this battle,” his family said.
Those who would like to donate to Wallace’s GoFundMe can find more information here.