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Former Penn State Wrestler Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

James “Jim” Vollrath passed away last night after a battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma — a rare type of bone cancer that originates in the cells and is difficult to diagnose. Friends and teammates posted tributes on social media this morning remembering Vollrath and offering support to his family and friends.

Vollrath attended Penn State from 2009-2013 and wrestled for the team at 157 pounds. He ended his senior season with an overall record of 72-24. He went to Council Rock South High School where he earned All-American honors. Vollrath studied kinesiology while he was at Penn State.

Girlfriend Taryn Marino created a GoFundMe in June to raise money for Vollrath’s fight, and friends and family were encouraged to use the hashtag #pincancer to support him. The GoFundMe has raised $61,454 of its $50,000 goal to help with his chemotherapy treatments and all other medical expenses.

Our thoughts are with Vollrath’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.

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Emilie Dormer

Emilie is from Upper Moreland, aka "just outside of Philly." She's a senior majoring in Secondary English Education (which just means she wants to be a high school english teacher.) She can be found around campus making fire Spotify playlists, chugging iced coffee, or crying because she's just seen a puppy. She talks entirely too fast for anyone to comprehend, so you can follow her on Twitter @dorm_partyy, and Instagram @emdorm. Questions/comments/whatever can be sent to [email protected]

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