Higley Strong, Marcus Edwards Update

Story by Allison Wdowiak


Higley High School’s 15-year-old wide receiver and cornerback, Marcus Edwards, has had only positive news since doctors found a brain tumor on his brain stem a couple weeks ago.

The sophomore underwent a second surgery earlier this month and  doctors were able to remove the entire tumor.

Close friends of the family confirmed that after doctors conducted a biopsy of the extracted tumor, the test results came back negative. 

Edwards has been moved to a regular room where he is eating on his own and started walking. 

The football team has been selling t-shirts for $10 each this week at school and local restaurants to help with Edwards’s medical costs. They have raised nearly $2,000 so far.  

T-shirts will be sold at the 2nd Annual Higley Football Cornhole Challenge Tournament next Saturday, the 17th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

You can also make an online donation to support Edwards at https://squareup.com/store/higley-cornhole-tournament