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'Just a Word'

15-year-old Landon Hagwood, a sophomore at Oconee County High, loves football and was excited to play in the first football game of the year when a tackle changed his life. During the game Landon fell on his shoulder and fractured his scapula. The CT scan later that night revealed more than just a break. Landon and his family soon found out that doctors found a tumor. He was later diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. 

 Since his diagnosis, Landon has started treatment under the care of the renown Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta. Every two weeks, instead of preparing for a football game, Landon gears up for treatment at the Egleston campus of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

 He says that playing football has taught him many lessons of determination, toughness, never giving up and fighting with all he’s got. It’s those lessons that are now helping him through his battle with cancer. 

 He is very passionate about the game of football. Nothing excites him more than suiting up and being on the field with his teammates. This weekend, he will get to do just that by cheering his team on to victory from the sidelines at the 4A GHSA Championship Game. 

“His team has really rallied around Landon and encouraged him through this, and we are thankful for them.,” explains Deesha Hagwood, Landon’s mother. 

Georgia Farm Bureau is proud to be able to provide the opportunity for his father, Jason Hagwood, to join him for this very special moment on the field as well. 

As much as he loves football, nothing influences him more than his faith. He knows that God has a plan for his life. He says Cancer is just a word and his God is bigger than cancer. Georgia Farm Bureau sends positive thoughts and prayers to Landon and the Hagwood Family. You’ve got this Landon, you’re a Warrior!


Content provided by: Jason and Deesha Hagwood