The Blue Springs South boys swimming and diving team is collecting donations for a Lee’s Summit West swimmer struggling against cancer.

Blue Springs South parent Kim Pluenneke says West swimmer Sam Smith and his family is in need because of mounting bills from his treatments.

Sam, 15, is suffering from osteosarcoma that has metastasized to his lung. He used to play football but is now a member of the West swim team.

If you would like to donate items, money or services, please visit the website or contact Kim Pluenneke at 816-510-8005 or for a list of items needed.