Photo from Cameron Varnell’s Caring Bridge site.

UPDATE 1:25 P.M.: Becky Crossland, president of the Southern Humboldt Little League, posted on the organization’s Facebook page, 

The boys have decided they want to play today’s game for Cameron Varnell, their friend and teammate. So come down to Redway Field at 5pm to watch our courageous boys take the field in honor of Cameron & to share support & love with community members in this difficult time.  

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On Saturday, on the opening day of Little League in Redway, one of the young boys couldn’t be there, Cameron Varnell who had been scheduled to throw out the first pitch was battling cancer and too ill. This morning, he passed away.

We threw the first pitch of the season out on Saturday in his honor,” says Cinnamon O’Neill Paula.  “He played Baseball with all the boys who are on majors now.”

In June of 2009, Cameron was diagnosed with Leukemia and was treated at St. Jude’s in Tennessee. Many fundraisers have been held in the Southern Humboldt community to help his family bear the burden of his medical expenses.

LoCO wishes comfort for his family and friends.