PEORIA, Ill. – Bradley Basketball’s 2013-14 roster has grown to 17 players with the addition of the Edwards, Ill., brother tandem of Johnah and Jarret Sahr. The grade school students signed Letters of Intent to join the Braves Friday evening during a special ceremony at Renaissance Coliseum.
Johnah Sahr, 5, is a kindergarten student at Dunlap Grade School and is in recovery from Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. He had surgery in 2012 and has been undergoing treatment for the past 18 months as part of his journey to recovery. Jarret Sahr, 9, has been an intimate witness to his brother’s life-threatening illness. Parents Timothy Sahr and Kelly Belinger-Sahr have created a Facebook page to document Johnah’s battle: Johnah’s Journey The Neuroblastoma Ninja’s Road to Recovery and the connection to the Bradley Basketball program was made through Team IMPACT.
A 3-foot-4-inch guard, Johnah Sahr will wear uniform number 1. He becomes both the youngest and the shortest player in Bradley Basketball history. Standing 4-foot-5-inches, Jarret Sahr will wear uniform number 32. Senior guard Mason Alwan, sophomore guard Anthony Fields, senior center Jordan Prosser and freshman guard Jordan Swopshire gave the Sahr brothers a tour of the Renaissance Coliseum facilities prior to the signing ceremony and will serve as their primary team mentors throughout the season.
The mission of Team IMPACT is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by establishing and expanding vibrant team-based support networks.
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