At first, Emma Griffith's fear had been a hip injury that would keep her from playing in the USA Junior National Girls' Volleyball Championships. But the Estancia High incoming sophomore received some shocking, bad news about a week before the tournament that began June 28, Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club Coach Chris Lee said.
Griffith was diagnosed with cancer. The news shook her, her family and the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club. As the somber news of her unfortunate situation has spread, more and more people have been wanting to support Griffith and her family, said Kelli Talmage, a Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club coach.
Talmage helped organize a passing clinic/fundraiser that will take place Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at SVVC, 26923 Fuerte Drive in Lake Forest. The Griffiths have several costs, including fees for traveling frequently to Los Angeles for treatment.
SVVC will charge $20 per person participating in the passing clinic. All the money will go to the Griffith family. SVVC is also accepting donations for those who don't take part in the clinic.