Cricket Fund honors “beautiful spirit” with a “beautiful cause"

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM.

Cricket Russell was always able to make the best of a bad situation, and her battle with Stage Four breast cancer was no different, according to her family.

That family includes a brother, Blake Gill, and two sisters, Jill and Megan Russell.

During her battle with cancer, Cricket touched many lives, including many staff members at both SHHG and SHHEC.

Her family, friends and staff knew her to be strong and courageous during her treatment program, which included chemotherapy and radiation.

“She was trying to be strong for everybody else; she was actually our rock; she was the glue that held it all together,” MaryAnn said. “Her strength was amazing. She never complained, and I told her that God chose her because she was strong.”

MaryAnn and Joe Russell expressed gratitude for Sacred Heart’s support of their daughter through her short journey with cancer.

“She put her full faith in God and Dr. Mose Hayes and the nurses and other caregivers at Sacred



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