Youth Soccer Rallies For Couple Battling Cancer
Like all good communities, Youth Soccer comes together to care for its own in challenging times.
Soccer’s a game our children may play as individuals but ultimately it is all about the team. By supporting each other they can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
But sometimes life’s setbacks transcend this game that we love.
The Pateadores Soccer Club in Southern California is asking for help for a very special couple dealing with just such a challenge.
Both Ben Forey, the Irvine Boys director for the Pats, and his wife, Kim, are currently battling cancer.
Ben, an experienced and extremely well regarded soccer administrator and coach, has been with the Pats since 2009 and helped build the club’s Irvine, Orange County, program from the ground up with the enthusiastic support of Kim and their two young daughters.
In Spring, 2014, Ben had a portion of his right kidney removed after being diagnosed with cancer. While he was recovering, it emerged that Kim, too, had the disease. She immediately began chemotherapy and will continue treatment through the next few months.
In the meantime, Ben discovered he had a tumor on his remaining kidney and underwent a second operation.
As anyone who has been touched by cancer will know, such troubles often come with considerable financial hardships and the Pats, while offering the Foreys their love and support as a football family community, have also launched a fund to help towards the medical bills the family will inevitably be facing.
In addition, the club has launched a program to donate meals to the family and those assisting them.
For anyone in the wider Youth Soccer community wishing to help the Forays through this difficult time, please click on this link to send donations:
The club assured all donors that 100% of all donations will go to help the Forey family.