Peter Hooley’s mother passes away from cancer

AUSTRALIA – Less than two weeks after guard Peter Hooley took a leave of absence from the UAlbany men’s basketball team to be with family, his mother Sue lost her battle with cancer.

Sue Hooley courageously battled colon cancer for the past four-and-a-half years. Friday afternoon, among family, her fight ended at the age of 52.

Peter said it was his mother who pushed him to live out his dream of playing basketball in the United States even after she was diagnosed.  With the support of the University at Albany community, the team raised nearly $12,000 for the Cancer Council of South Australia.

A few days later Peter chose to go home to Australia and has been with his mother during her final days.

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