Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spotlight Alum Sellers Takes The Fight To Cancer

Antonio Sellers certainly mounted a rookie season to remember. 

The Hudson Catholic forward finished his freshman year averaging 10 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He helped Hudson Catholic battle its way to the North Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals. 

Now he has a battle of his own to fight. According to a Go-Fund-Me page, three days after his high school season ended, Sellers was hospitalized due to severe headaches. After being rushed to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, he was diagnosed with a tumor the size of a golf ball that was bleeding out. He underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumor on March 11. The tumor was malignant and contained an embryonal cancer with a rare subtype. 

A month after the surgery, Sellers was having headaches again and was rushed back to the hospital. The tumor had returned. He was given three days of emergency radiation and chemotherapy. 

He is now receiving proton therapy and light chemo treatments. Since the tumor was in the left frontal lobe, it affected his speech and right-side movement. Sellers is currently recovering at the Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick. 

As he continues his fight against cancer, the Sellers family has been living by the motto: "We Are 1" in honor of the No. 1 that Sellers wears on his jersey.