Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Signing to play college lacrosse, Sean Dever is flanked by his father and mother, John and Mary Beth Dever. With him on the day he signed the letter of intent are, in the back row, left to right: Ricky Turner, athletic director at Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell; Brendan O’Donnell, assistant lacrosse coach; Colleen Dever, his sister; John Wellford, lacrosse coach; and Frank Moore, BT principal.


Cancer survivor to play college lacrosse

Published December 6, 2013

A young man recently profiled in the Georgia Bulletin for his fight against childhood cancer will be playing lacrosse at the collegiate level.

Blessed Trinity High School senior Sean Dever, 18, will play lacrosse goalie at Young Harris College, Young Harris. He lost a leg during his cancer treatment six years ago.

Mary Beth Dever, Sean’s mother, said the Dever family thanks everyone who supported and contributed to childhood cancer research in the past.

“We stand on their shoulders and now it is our turn to give back,” she said.

“Sean’s main focus during the grueling chemotherapy and difficult physical therapy was lacrosse and his love of sports,” she said. “It is what got him through.”

Sean’s life, not only athletically but every day, is thanks to the many people who have supported this cause, she said.