Chiefs ambassadors surprise SM North student who battled cancer

Photo via SM North Athletics on Twitter.

A SM North freshman’s courage in the face of a potentially deadly illness led to a memorable experience for the Indian student body late last week.

On Thursday — just two days before the team won its first playoff game in 22 years — members of the Kansas City Chiefs ambassadors made a surprise appearance at SM North to recognize Noah Sanchez, a 15-year-old first year student who battled a cancerous brain tumor. During an all-school assembly in the Brickhouse, nine former Chiefs players, including northeast Johnson County residents Tim Grunhard and Kelly Goodburn, visited the school. The players had Sanchez come to the front of the gym and praised him for his toughness facing cancer.

Sanchez received a signed football and jersey from the players, and members of the student body got to meet them before the assembly concluded.