Tri-Cities football team recognizes boy who was diagnosed with cancer


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Trace Buller loves football, but because of his bout with cancer, he’ll never be able to play.

Friends of Trace decided to do all they could to lift his spirits.

The Lynn Garden Lynx football team in Kingsport honored Trace Buller on Saturday by Going Gold to raise awareness and support.

Trace is in remission now, but the team had been rooting for him all last season as well, praying for him before games and signing a jersey for him.

On Saturday, the team made Trace an honorary captain so he could go out for the coin toss. He also ran in a touchdown.

For Trace’s mother, it was a sight to see, watching her son tackle the disease head-on and being so loved by others.

“A spectacular thing to watch, seeing him overcome something and being able to jump back out there and be a kid again,” said Robin Buller, Trace’s mother.

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