Kicking Cancer: College soccer team attempts 76-hour game to raise money for pediatric cancer research


POSTED: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 3:04pm

Two-year-old son Jackson Steinkueler has had as rough a start as a child could experience.

"We call him our little warrior," Kellie Steinkueler says, holding Jackson on her lap. "The fact that he's still with us here is a miracle."

Last year, doctors at Children's Hospital in St. Louis told Kellie and her husband, Rob, their son had an abnormal growth on his brain.

Fortunately, those same doctor were able to save his life.

Now the family and their friends are giving back.

Rob Steinkueler is the head soccer coach at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, years after he was a player there. On Thursday, the Blackburn players will support their coach by attempting to set a Guinness record for the world's longest soccer game, over 76 hours. The goal is to raise $100,000 dollars for pediatric brain research at Children's Hospital.

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