Bishop Moore baseball player Joe Skinner passes away at 17 – Orlando Sentinel

Bishop Moore senior Joe Skinner passed away in the arms of his parents and older sister at a hospital in Dallas early Saturday.

Skinner was scheduled to take part in an experimental treatment aimed at fighting off cancerous cells in his bone marrow. He was never afforded the opportunity, though, as he succumbed to a non-cancer related infection.

Skinner was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a rare form of leukemia on Dec. 8, just weeks after signing a baseball scholarship with UCF. He was set to turn 18 on May 13.

“Judy, Molly and I were fortunate to hold Joe and tell him how much we love him until his final breath,” Scott Skinner said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel early Saturday. “Although we are heartbroken, we know Joe is in heaven and will see him again one day.”

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