High school boys basketball: Salem Hills athlete faces battle with cancer

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  • Sloth Lehi, UT
    Jan. 30, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    Great article about this young man. Just when you think your life is hard, you read something like this story and it puts everything into perspective. I wish Eric the best of luck and know miracles happen. My hats off to the fans in Salem Hills. I am sure your support means so much to this young man and his family. Live everyday to its fullest and don't take life for granted.

  • CWOOD1111 Holladay, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    Great Sportsmanship!We all hope that Eric will get better!! It is a very good story!! It's just scary that something like that can happen to you and you can't help!!

  • Has Been Coach Elk Ridge, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Eric Merkley is one of the finest young men you'll ever come accross. I've know him well for many years and live only a few blocks away from the Eric. I want him to know how much I love him and tell him that He will beat this and move forward with a great basketball career and fantastic life. There are literally thousands of people praying and wanting to do anything to help him and his family. if anyone can overcome this challenge.. ERIC CAN!! I Love Ya Eric!

  • 1AMom Woodruff, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    Great article. I hope the fans at Salem Hill's continue to support Eric in the future as he has a long fight ahead of him. Hang in there Eric and fight this with all that you have. Miracles happen every day I know because my son faced cancer also.....and he won.

  • Hometown Boy Small Town, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Great story. It is good to see that not everything is about wins and losses, but about supporting and building good people in athletics. I hope everyone will take a look at this and realize there is more to athletics and keep things in perspective.