ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A West Mesa High School student who was given nearly no chance at survival after being diagnosed with cancer is now making a difference in the lives of other cancer patients.
On Monday, Zak Lannon donated football memorabilia to the Children’s Cancer Fund. The items were going to be sold to help pay for his treatments, but now Lannon is donating them so they can be auctioned off with proceeds going to the cancer fund.
He says it’s a way to thank everyone in the community for their help.
“Just so that the kids with cancer in New Mexico can benefit from it and so they can have money because some families hit hard times with all the medical bills and stuff like that,” Lannon said.
Lannon is still undergoing chemotherapy now, and the House of Football, which has been raising the memorabilia for auction, is going to give Lannon a job.