YOU LIVE. ANDREA: AND IT’S NEW TONIGHT. LOCAL BASELBA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER IS FIGHTING RARE FORM OF CANCER BUT COMMUNITY PROVIDES UTOP HELP IN MANY WAYS A -Y17EAR-OLD BRYCE BAZOR WAS GOING THROUGH EXTENSIVE CANCER TREATMENTS. KCRA’S ORKO MANNA SHOWS US HOW CLOSE FRIENDS, AND EVEN COMPLETE STRANGERS, SHOW OFF THEIR SUORPP MANNA: THIS WAS HIS FIRST 8-YEAR-OLD ALL-STAR APPEARANCE. ARE PHOTOS OF A LOVED BASEBA.LL BOY >> IT’S SOMETHING HE LOVES REPORTER: BUT FOR BRYCE BAZOR, NOW A STUDENT AT OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, IT BECAME ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAY THE GAME HE WAS GROW. >> WE REALIZED WE WERE IN THE FIGHT FOR OUR LI.FE REPORTER: BRYCE’S FATHER, M, JI, TOLD ME THAT LAST SUMMER BRYCE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CHRONDOBLASTIC OSTEOSARCOMA, A RARE FM FOR BONE CANCER. HE NOW HAS A LIMITED RANGE OF MOVEMENT. JIM, TRYING TO STAY STRONG FOR HIS N.SO >> I JUST WAKE UP WITH THIS MENTALITY THAT WE ARE GOI TONG WIN THE DAY AND WE WILL DO IT TOGETHER, AND THEN WE WILL BE WORRIED ABOUT TOMORROW WHEN THIS REPORTER COS .ME: BRYCE CAN’T PLAY FOR HIS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, BUT LOCAL BASEBALL COMMUNITY MAKES SURE HE IS NOT SITTING OUT. >> IT’S REALLY AMAZING. REPORTER: ATEL D ORO SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS, WEARING BRYCE’S NUMBER TWO ON THEIR JERSEYS LAST WEEK. AND THE FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL TEAM PRESENTING BRYCE WITH JERSEY AND PLAQUE AT TUESDAY’S GAME. >> IT JUST SHOWS THE IMPACT AND OW A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE BRE.YC REPORTER: BASE OR FAMILY RELATIVES – THE BAZOR FAMILY ARE PLANNING EVEN MORE EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY BEHIND BRYCE. >> WE ALL HAVE EITHER COAEDCH BRYCE AT SOME TIME OR HIS HOBBY HAS TAKEN OUR KI.DS REPORT: ER RICK MAYA HOSTS SARDAYTU FUNDRAISER AT EL DORADO HILLS SALOON DURING NIGHT FOR UC SAN DIEGO BASEBALL GAME FROM SATURDAY. 20% OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALE WILL GO TO BRYCE’S TREATMT.EN >> WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE, NOT JUST AWARENESS, BUT ALSO ELIMINATE SOME OF THE FINANCIAL PRESSURES ON THE FAMILY, SO THEY CAN FOCUSE 100 % EFFORTS TO GET THEIR SON HEALY.TH REPORTER: ANOND ON SUNDAY, THE PROCEEDING OF A WIFFLEBALL CHARITY TOURNAMENT, HOSTED BY CERTAIN COACHES, WILL BENEFIT THE BAZO.RS THIS IS A FAMILY WHO IS SUPEREA DR AND CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS AND I KNOW EVERYONE’S HEART THIS EAR HERE, SO WE JUST WANT TO COME AND SHOW THEM OUR LOVE. REPORTER: WHILE THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN, JIM EXPECTS TO HOPE BRYCE IS BETTER. >> ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, THERE” ALWAYS ANOTHER GAME TO PLAY. THEN, WHEILL FIND THIS GAME. JOURNALIST: IN E

Baseball community shows support for El Dorado Hills teenager battling rare form of cancer

Family members say Bryce Bazor, 17, was diagnosed last summer

A local high school baseball player is battling a rare form of cancer, and now the community is stepping up to help in more ways than one. Bryce Bazor, 17, is a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills. His father, Jim Bazor, told KCRA 3 that while playing baseball last summer, Bryce started feeling pain. They went to the doctor, and after a few biopsies and MRIs, Bryce was diagnosed with chrondoblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Bryce, who has played baseball for most of his life, now has limited mobility, which means he can’t play for his high school team. He is in treatment and Jim says it is a one step process at a time. “I just wake up with this mentality that we’re going to win the day and we’re going to do it together and then we’ll worry about tomorrow when that happens,” Jim said. Although Bryce can’t play the game he grew up with, the local baseball community makes sure he doesn’t sit on the sidelines. During a game last Saturday, Del Oro High School baseball players wore Bryce’s number 2 on their jerseys. And the Folsom High School baseball team presented Bryce with a special jersey and plaque during a game on Tuesday. “It just shows the impact and how much people love Bryce,” Jim said. Now, those close to the Bazor family are planning even more events for this weekend to show that the community is truly behind Bryce. Close family friend Rick Maya is hosting a fundraiser Saturday night at the El Dorado Hills Saloon & Grill. It’s a lookout party, starting at 5 p.m., for the UC San Diego baseball game. Rick’s son Gabe is on the team and he used to play baseball with Bryce when they were younger. Maya said 20% of food and drink sales from the watch party will go towards Bryce’s cancer treatment. Maya also said that if her son is chosen to officially play in the game, several people are willing to donate up to hundreds of dollars for every withdrawal he makes. the financial pressures put on the family so they can focus 100% of their efforts on their son’s health,” Maya said. On Sunday, several former and current baseball coaches are hosting a charity wiffleball tournament to help support the Bazor family during this difficult time. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stonebarger Field, located at 2416 Hidden Acres Drive in El Dorado Hills. It costs $1,000 per team and includes food and drinks. Companies and organizations that want to be sponsors can pay $250. One of Bryce’s former coaches, Mike Frank, helps organize the event. “said Frank. While the future is uncertain, Jim hopes that Bryce will be better.” One way or another, there is always another game to play. So he will find this game,” Jim said.

A local high school baseball player is battling a rare form of cancer, and now the community is stepping up to help him in many ways.

Bryce Bazor, 17, is a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills. His father, Jim Bazor, told KCRA 3 that while playing baseball last summer, Bryce started feeling pain. They went to the doctor, and after a few biopsies and MRIs, Bryce was diagnosed with chrondoblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Bryce, who has played baseball for most of his life, now has limited mobility, which means he can’t play for his high school team. He is in treatment and Jim says it is a one step process at a time.

“I just wake up with this mentality that we’re going to win the day and we’re going to do it together, and then we’ll worry about tomorrow when that happens,” Jim said.

Although Bryce can’t play the game he grew up with, the local baseball community makes sure he doesn’t sit on the sidelines. During a game last Saturday, baseball players at Del Oro High School wore Bryce’s number 2 on their jerseys. And the Folsom High School baseball team presented Bryce with a special jersey and plaque during a game on Tuesday.

“It just shows the impact and how much people love Bryce,” Jim said.

Now, those closest to the Bazor family are planning even more events for this weekend to show that the community is truly behind Bryce.

Close family friend Rick Maya is hosting a fundraiser Saturday night at the El Dorado Hills Saloon & Grill. It’s a lookout party, starting at 5 p.m., for the UC San Diego baseball game. Rick’s son Gabe is on the team and he used to play baseball with Bryce when they were younger.

Maya said 20% of food and drink sales from the watch party will go towards Bryce’s cancer treatment. Maya also said that if her son is chosen to officially play in the game, several people are willing to donate up to hundreds of dollars for every withdrawal he makes.

“We’re not only trying to create awareness, but also relieve some of the financial pressures on the family so they can focus 100% of their efforts on their son’s health,” Maya said.

On Sunday, several former and current baseball coaches are hosting a charity wiffleball tournament to help support the Bazor family during this difficult time. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stonebarger Field, located at 2416 Hidden Acres Drive in El Dorado Hills. It costs $1,000 per team and includes food and drinks. Companies and organizations that wish to be sponsors can pay $250. One of Bryce’s former coaches, Mike Frank, helps organize the event.

“It’s a very dear and dear family to us and I know the hearts of everyone here so we just want to come and show them our love,” Frank said.

With the future uncertain, Jim hopes Bryce will get better.

“One way or another, there’s always another game to play. So he’ll find that game,” Jim said.