Johnny Weathersby is a 14 year old, freshman boy. To say he is an active teenager is an understatement! He has played, soccer, football, and wrestling. He is a Green Belt in Taekwondo. Johnny has shown swine in 4-H since he was 9! He has ridden dirt bikes with his Dad since he was 5. Johnny LOVES the Broncos! He is their biggest fan! Sounds like a typical 13 year old boy, right? He sure was until he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his right knee/tibia in May.
On May 22, 2014, everything that was typical changed. After being diagnosed with cancer, Johnny has had to undergo many invasive tests, deal with chemotherapy and its life halting effects, been admitted to ICU twice and sit in near isolation for fear of contracting illnesses since his immune system is so weak.
In August 2014, Johnny underwent surgery to remove his entire knee and parts of the surrounding leg bones as well. He has have a prosthetic knee that connects to his femur and his tibia.
This Spring, Johnny's family was hit with the terrible news that the cancer had spread to his lungs. Johnny underwent two lung surgeries to remove tumors.
In September, 2015, Johnny and his family we're devastated to learn that the cancer had spread throughout his body. His family is currently researching options for him to fight this disease. They are determined to keep hope alive and never give up.
In the meantime, the community has rallied and formed "Johnny's Dream Team." They are working tirelessly to fulfill 11 of Johnny's biggest dreams! They will never give up either!
We have created this to tell Johnny's story and share ways we can all help. Imagine if this was your son or your brother, what would you want the community to do? Let's do exactly that... Fight for Johnny!
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