Weeks after placing 5th in state, Zimmerman wrestler faces cancer battle

Joe Montplaisir is a junior student-athlete at Zimmerman High School. Just over a month ago, he placed fifth in the state high school wrestling tournament. But soon after, everything changed.

Not long after the tournament, Joe didn't feel well and was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called lymphoblastic lymphoma.

He's currently at the University of Minnesota Children’s Masonic Cancer Center.

There's a CaringBridge site under his name, a GoFundMe page which has already raised about $21,000, and a rally cry hashtag of #GoJoeGo, which started was started heading into the wrestling tournament but has now taken on a deeper meaning.

Joe’s set to return home on Thursday or Friday. Family and friends are doing all they can to make him feel loved.

Hit play to hear more from his coach, Mark Hayes.