Cancer doesn’t just change the life of the patient; it changes the life of a community. And that is what we are in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, a community. Coach Geoff Good, father, husband, and friend, was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma. Geoff coached baseball in our community for years, and after his fight with Cholangiocarcinoma so sadly ended, the most fitting way to honor him was to pay tribute to him on the ballfield.
As a lifelong baseball fan, my family was raised at the ballfield. My father, Fred Weaver, also coached baseball for years. And just like Coach Good, my dad has Cholangiocarcinoma. Though their diagnosis and treatment plans were different, their lives and dedication to family and baseball were very much the same.
The traditionally orange and black Palmyra Cougars baseball team planned to “Green Out” the ball field on April 23, 2020. The team raised money to make a generous donation to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in his name. Sadly, due to COVID-19, the season was canceled before the team could play a single game. But with true Palmyra Cougars spirit, the green out could not be forgotten. To honor Coach Good, and all those who have fought Cholangiocarcinoma—and to support my dad and everyone else who is still fighting, here is our 2020 Palmyra Cougars Baseball Team.
Strong Alone—Unstoppable Together GG