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The Examiner: Blue Springs South soccer star Jacksyn McIntyre thankful to be cancer free


By Bill Althaus

Love, hope and faith are more than words that appear on three plaques that hang in the dining room of the McIntyre family home in Blue Springs.

They are the foundation – along with family, friends, prayers and medical professionals – that helped Jacksyn McIntyre and his family survive a cancer ordeal that is now cause for great celebration and thanksgiving.

McIntyre, a senior all-state soccer player at Blue Springs South High School and one of the top forwards in the metro area, was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 13 years old.

Today, he is cancer free.

"And Thanksgiving days are very special at my home," said McIntyre, whose family and friends played such a pivotal role in his recovery.


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