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Homecoming Fit For a King

For one Mason High School Senior, Friday's Homecoming will be a homecoming he'll never forget.

For the third time this week Mason Senior Spencer Sowles finds himself at Sparrow's Infusion Center.

"I'm getting a drug called Ambisome and it's supposed to get rid of a fungal infection that I have," said Spencer Sowles.

It's an infection that came as result of being diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer.

"It spread into my abdomen and chest," Sowles said.

Spencer was diagnosed in 2009 and over the last four years has had countless chemotherapy treatments, a kidney removed and a stem cell transplant, but even after all that, he says that hasn't been the hardest part.

"That was the first question I asked after they told me if I could play football and they said no."

Spencer added, "I didn't really cry much when they told me I had cancer, it's when they said I couldn't play football anymore, that's what really hurt."

Come friday night Spencer Sowles will find himself on the sidelines of Mason's football field where he has been every friday this season, but come halftime it will bring a whole new meaning.

"I'm pretty excited for homecoming, I got nominated to be king," Sowles said.

Spencer says the nomination to homecoming court will serve as a good distraction even after it's over.

"Having to know that I'm going to get chemotherapy in a couple weeks, it allows me to think of other things, I can be a normal kid."

A kid who he says thanks to his Mason community and friends, can now smile a little brighter.

Thanks to help from tutor Ellen Kerr-Dunsmore, Spencer Sowles is expected to graduate on time this spring and after graduation, if he is healthy, Spencer plans on attending Central Michigan University to study athletic training.

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