Puts a tear in my eye to see two things that I love and feel strongly about coming together. God bless St. Jude's and the work they do and HELLO WORLD, WE ARE THE DISC GOLF COMMUNITY!
My nephew Conor was diagnosed at 18months with a very aggressive brain tumor and the outlook was very grim, terminal to be specific. It is truly a miracle (and a lot of hard work by countless, nameless many) that Conor just turned 20 March 16th. Children's Hospital in Orange County (CHOC) saved his life as a toddler and bought him time that was needed for other critical surgeries and technology to be perfected. "Team Conor" raised over $100,000 for CHOC during subsequent CHOC Walks. Then St. Jude's came a knockin and Conor qualified for a new study, conformal radiation. After a successful surgery and many many subsequent trips back to Memphis for check ups, they actually told my family that Conor was a miracle case study and considered him, get this, "cured" These were very scary times for my sisters' family but St. Jude and Ronald McDonald house got them through it. He graduated HS last year, something we wouldn't even allow ourselves to think about the first decade of his fight.
I want to participate in this fantastic event so bad and I'm hoping to fly my nephew Conor and his father out to caddy for me. May be tough, but I will sponsor a Pro if I can't compete, and I am thinking about making an offer; Free room and board for 2016s GCC A-tier in Las Vegas to the touring Pro with the most amount donated. Any other ATier event golfers willing to match a similar offer? Everyone wins!
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