WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - We are hearing for the first time from a Coach and a close teammate of Ramon "LG" Gonzalez.
The Wichita Falls High School senior passed away over the weekend after battling cancer twice.
LG was first diagnosed with leukemia his sophomore year and beat it and was cleared to play his junior year, but in early January the same type of cancer came back.
Now, classmates, teammates, and teachers are remembering his life through a memorial set up in front of the school.
"He's just the type of kid that's on the team that people are drawn to just because he's so positive and so encouraging and just so uplifting," Wichita Falls High School, head boys soccer coach, Patrick McCauley said.
Alfredo Pacheco, LG's teammate, said he wants everyone to remember him as a fighter.
"As someone who fights and never gives up. Someone who's always happy and a good leader," Pacheco said. "He was our captain this year so someone who's strong."
He adds, LG would always tell him how much he loved to play soccer but that wasn't his career goal.
Pacheco said LG told him he wanted to become a registered nurse to work at Cook Children's Hospital. That is the hospital LG was treated at/ He wanted to help others who were also battling cancer.
A Celebration of Life ceremony for LG is scheduled for this Friday at Grace Church at 1 p.m.