MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The University of South Alabama football team has dedicated the 2018 season to Aubreigh Nicholas.
11-year-old Aubreigh died on Wednesday, August 15 after an almost year-long battle with a rare brain cancer. Aubreigh was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, in September 2017.
In addition, South Alabama football released a decal that will be worn on the players’ helmets in memory of Aubreigh. The lemon in the image represents the “Lemon Face Challenge”. Aubreigh was the inspiration behind the challenge to help spread awareness about DIPG through social media. Many took on Aubreigh’s challenge, including Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, and Congressman Bradley Byrne.
The community followed her battle with cancer on the Aubreigh’s Army Facebook page.
There will be a walk to Wage War on DIPG with the DIPG Warrior Walk on November 3rd hosted by Aubreigh’s Army.
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