For Players, Cheerleader and Coaches

Bear Strong #21

Free Flu Shot Clinic


Saturday, October 27th at 10:00a
Location: Parking Lot by the new Weight Room

Albuquerque, NM - Sophomore Tyler Jenson, who plays football for the La Cueva Bears, was recently diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

That didn’t stop him from attending a recent football game to cheer on his team.

But Sara Daykin, whose son, Tomas Martinez, is a fellow teammate, worried.

“I see him hugging his friends, and I’m cringing,” says Daykin says, a unit-based educator for The University of New Mexico Health System’s Pediatric Emergency Department, the Adult Urgent Care and other services, decided to take action.

In an effort to keep him healthy while he undergoes treatment, Daykin and other volunteers have helped to organize a flu shot clinic for the La Cueva football team players, cheerleaders and coaches.

“It’s important for the rest of us to do due diligence to support him … through this journey.”
Head Coach Brandon Back

In just more than a week, she wrangled the help of The University of New Mexico Health System to donate the shots.

The flu shot clinic takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at La Cueva High School, 7801 Wilshire NE, in the parking lot near the new weight training room off Alameda NE.

“It hit home because my son is on the team,” Daykin says. “I think the importance of immunization is keeping those around you safe and healthy because you don’t know what you’re carrying around with you.”

From Rebecca Jones, UNM Health Sciences