STANFORD, Ky. (WKYT) - On Friday night, a boy who lost his battle to a rare form of cancer six years ago, was honored at the football field he dreamed of playing on.
Josh Adkins would have been a senior at Lincoln County High School this year. However, he died in October 2006.
Friday night, he was recognized during the school's senior night. Family members say football was the love of Josh's life.
During the special ceremony, his family walked onto the field, as the school kept Josh's name and number alive under the lights.
"Josh was one of the strongest people I've ever known," Josh's aunt, Tammy Smith, said. "He never gave up. He fought to the very day. Never questioned. He never got sad. Never got mad."
Josh had the same form of cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma, that 13-year-old Lane Goodwin had.
Lane died Wednesday night.
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