The strength and resilience of the head Hastings College cheer and dance coach will be the focus of an upcoming Bronco Volleyball game, as the team hopes to raise money to help with her medical bills.
Mikaelah Molifua, a 2016 Hastings College graduate and current MAT student, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July. She had just celebrated her fifth year of remission, after battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during high school.
All proceeds from admission to and donations at the Friday, October 5 game against Dakota Wesleyan University will support the Molifua family with medical and travel expenses. Teal #MolifuaStrong bracelets will also be available for purchase for $5. The junior varsity game begins at 6:00 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. in Lynn Farrell Arena (800 E. 12th Street).
“My sister is the definition of strong,” said Casey Molifua, a 2015/2017 (BA/MAT) Hastings College graduate and instructor of physical education. “Mikaelah’s mindset, attitude and attack on life is an inspiration to many. She, and our entire family, appreciate the constant love and support, we’ve received from our family, friends and the Hastings College community.”
Molifua finished her first round of chemotherapy on September 26. She will then undergoing additional scans and tests to determine further treatment.
Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.