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The fight is on: ‘Run to the Hills’ rally supports young Pearsall cancer patient
Bikers from across South Texas took a ride on Saturday, June 26, to show support for five-year-old Logan Elizondo who is battling cancer for the second time.
Before the early-morning ride began, riders gathered at the Walmart parking lot in downtown Pearsall for a prayer and were then escorted out of town by Frio County sheriff’s deputies.
Logan, who was home from proton treatment in Houston, joined the convoy of bikers by riding his four-wheeler.
The group stopped in Dilley, Carrizo Springs and Uvalde to pick up additional riders and were fed by a local eatery. The rally continued into Campwood, Leakey, Vanderpool, Tarpley and Hondo before ending with a dinner provided by a local bar and grill in Moore.
In August 2019, at just three years old, Logan was first diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Parents Silverio and Janet Elizondo were in utter disbelief that their rowdy, rambunctious, disc-jockey three-year-old had cancer.
The couple’s first indication of anything being wrong with Logan was his complaint of foot pain, yet the origin of the pain was unclear. A visit to the emergency room revealed a tiny fracture on the top of his right foot; the swelling persisted and two weeks later, an orthopedic specialist placed a cast on the young boy’s foot.
On August 8, 2019 the Elizondo’s learned their young son had cancer.
After Logan completed his first treatment in July 2020, his parents learned his cancer was in remission. However, during a routine check-up in March 2021 Logan’s parents learned his cancer was back, and on April 5 he began receiving chemotherapy treatment again.