In early March, about two weeks after the Wave tryouts, one of our competitive BU11 players, Travis Selinka, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital to remove it. Even though the surgery was very successful and things were caught early, it was determined that the tumor was cancerous which means follow up radiation and chemotherapy treatments are required.
We are happy to report that after spending the last 7 weeks in Houston, TX at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Travis completed his Proton Radiation Therapy and returned back home to Carlsbad over Memorial Day weekend. His mom and dad (Lynne and Tony) report that Travis is very excited to be at home with his brother (Tyler), his dog (Cisco) and his friends. His two main goals that keep him motivated through all of this are school and soccer. He has started back to school this week to finish out the year with his classmates and he has even made it out to a couple of practices with his team to kick the ball around a bit with the boys. Lynne and Tony said: “We are so thankful and have been blessed every step of the way. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our friends and community and Wave is such a big part of our lives.”
Even though they have a difficult road this year with chemotherapy still to come, Travis and his family are taking things one step at a time with a positive attitude and they have faith that everything will work out. We wish Travis the best of luck as he continues to battle through this tough time. He is a Warrior! It will be great to see him get back on the field full time. Welcome home Travis from your Wave family!
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