Two-Year-Old with Leukemia Named Honorary Captain at Caprock Homecoming


In October 2017, Reeve Melugin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia.

Since then, the community has shown a tremendous amount of support for Reeve and his family.

Thursday night, Reeve, also known as Super Reeve thanks to his superhero-like strength to fight cancer, was named the honorary captain at Caprock High School’s homecoming game.

“So Reeve’s going to be the captain so he gets to do the coin toss. And then we’re going to be cheering on the Longhorns,” Brenna Melugin, his mother, explained. “We just feel so humbled for this experience and share with the community what Reeve and the story of cancer is about.”

Shirts were sold at the game to help with the family’s medical bills. They said, “Rock Strong, Reeve Strong.”

Even though he won’t play with the high schoolers on the field tonight, Reeve is enjoying being able to play with his two sisters like any kid should. 

“He’s got chemo for another two to three years..but he’s been doing so good the last two to three months and he’s been able to stay out of the hospital and enjoy what a two year old should enjoy,” Brenna said. 

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