"This isn't the first time, when I was 11 years old in elementary school, I had bone cancer in my knees, but that was completely a different type of cancer and went through a lot of chemotherapy and surgery. The one on my knee was called Osteosarcoma, that was in 2002 and it hasn't come back. This stomach cancer is a new one and an unrelated cancer."
I asked Alyson how she's dealing with this. She replied, "I'm just taking this one day at a time. I'm not trying to think too hard about it. I have a lot of support from my family and supporters so that's kinda helping me deal with it."
"As for our Moanalua girls volleyball and their support, the one surprising thing is knowing how so many people want to help and show that they're there for you. I guess the girls volleyball team is doing this as a way to help support and show that they're there for me."
"In closing, I'm so moved that they want to do this for me and it's really overwhelming that these people I know and strangers are out there wanting to help out."
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, there will be a special event for Alyson Rod at the Moanalua High School Gym, "Spike For A Cause" rallying together to beat cancer. Moanalua vs Iolani at 5:00 PM. Entrance Fee $5.00 Shirts $10.00. C'mon down and help support a great cause. Video "click here."