Aloise Schmiesing loved Christmas lights. So when she was dying with cancer, her son, T.J., made sure the lights stayed on.
“We wanted to keep them on for when she came home from the hospital,” he said.
Schmiesing is the new head coach for the Sauk Centre girls softball squad. At about the same time, one of his players, Emily Winters, had a mother who was also dying of cancer. Sue Winters was just 54 years old and was given months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.