Texas Panhandle boy, Giants fan succumbs to cancer

Jayro Ponce from Follett lost his battle with cancer Monday night. Jayro, 9, was a big New York Giants fan, and was visited recently by two of the team’s stars - Weston Richburg, who played center at Bushland High School before he went to the pros, and standout Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The boy’s family has a Facebook site called Team Jayro. Last night around 8 p.m., they posted this message:

“We will never understand why God puts us through anything in this life, but we are certain we will all be together in heaven. Tonight Jayro received his ultimate healing and earned his wings as he entered the kingdom of heaven. Praise be to God that he is no longer suffering. Jayro is HEALED!!!”

Globe-News columnist Jon Mark Beilue wrote about Jayro on April 12, 2017. You can read that column here.