Call it #RedhawkStrong, #WarhawkStrong or #JWegStrong.
Whatever you decide to call it, Justin Wegner’s return home to Naperville Wednesday after a three-month stay at MD Anderson in Houston was clad in purple.
The 2015 Naperville Central alumnus and member of the Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball program has been fighting a rare soft tissue sarcoma.
Three days after turning 20, Wegner got to finally ring the bell to signify the completion of his radiation.
6 months of chemo✔️
15 hour surgery✔️
1 month of radiation✔️
Not done yet, but I rang out of MDAnderson today. See you tomorrow naperville pic.twitter.com/35ymu256Xr
— Justin Wegner (@jweg20) February 14, 2017
Diagnosed with a desmoplastic small round cell tumor last summer, he’s had his sights squarely set on being able to return to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall.
With numerous friends and family waiting at the Wegner house to welcome Justin and his mother, Cathy, home from Houston on Wednesday – that quest continues.