The Iraan Quarterback Receives Support From The West Texas Community After Being Diagnosed With Leukemia


Sophomore Braden Kent was inundated with gifts and prayers after discovering he had to fight for his life.

SHEFFIELD, Texas – On September 3, Braden Kent was taking pictures as the Iraan Braves’ starting quarterback. Four days later, he discovered his life was in danger.

“When they first arrived and when we were in the emergency room, they kept talking about leukemia, leukemia, leukemia,” said Braden’s mother Katrina Kent. “We just prayed that it wasn’t as far along as most cases.”

Their prayers were answered, while discovering that Braden suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“Of the types, you have the best, the most curable,” Braden said. “You must also thank the Lord for this.”

After receiving the news, a surge of support was extended not only to surrounding cities, but to the entire state of Texas.

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“It shows that there is still a lot of good in this world, and it is thanks to the Lord Jesus,” said J Kent, Braden’s father. “Prayer and everything that brings all these people together to do something like that.”

Through it all, Braden trusts his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to protect and heal him during these dark times.

“Keep fighting, that’s all you can do, pray and you have to get up every day,” Braden said. “Know that today will be better than yesterday.”

If you would like to donate to the Kent family, their GoFundMe page is below.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-braden-kent-through-his-journey?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0KDYqNOkFjBdkMcQr2CQ2Q2rq

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