At every timeout during the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference championship game, Rebels women’s volleyball captain Taylor Gray ran to the bench to wrap an ice pack around her neck.
Gray, 23, experienced hot flashes where her face would turn completely red.
“When I would exercise the tissue would swell up and press on my throat,” said Gray.
Gray knew what these symptoms meant.
A month before the play-offs began, Gray was tested and told she may have cancer.
“That month I was playing and practicing knowing that was a possibility, which was pretty hard … trying to focus on school and volleyball knowing this was going on,” said Gray.