Mizzou basketball family receives sad news about coach’s 6-yr-old daughter fighting cancer

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — On Thanksgiving Day, the family of assistant basketball coach Brad Loos received devastating news about their daughter. Loos’ daughter, six-year-old Rhyan Loos, has been fighting Stage 4 neuroblastoma. The family learned Thursday that doctors found a brain tumor in the front of Rhyan’s head. She’s in intensive care due to the tumor’s location and will have surgery after doctors look for further tumors Friday.

(Information on a Facebook page set up to update her progress) .

“We are hurting, scared, anxious, sad, mad…every emotion you can think of,” the post said, “but we still have our faith and trust in God. We’ve put it in his hands from day 1 and it’s still there.”

During a home game in February, the university brought attention to childhood cancer to raise funds and awareness, introducing the crowd to Rhyan. More than $50,000 was raised for pediatric cancer when fans got in free if they donated to the cause.

The hashtag #RallyforRhyan is being used to support the family.

To read more about Rhyan Loos’ fight, you can also visit the family’s CaringBridge journal.