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Fight for Johnny!
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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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JohnnysBigSister 350 points
Ellen you are amazing!!!
+13 votes
Sep 18, 2015
anonymous
Thank you, Ellen for all that you are and for all that you do!
+6 votes
Sep 18, 2015
clswanson 290 points
We all fee so blessed that you are sharing his story!! FIGHT FOR JOHNNY!!
+6 votes
Sep 18, 2015
Sarah Matthews 280 points
Thank you for sharing Johnny's story, he needs all the fighters he can get by his side
+5 votes
Sep 18, 2015
Anonymous
So sad, I truly hope all his dreams come true and pray for a miracle and recovery,, be strong Johnny!!
+4 votes
Sep 18, 2015
anonymous
Johnny
+4 votes
Sep 18, 2015
Dorsey mom.
Fight!  Fight! Fight!! We will Fight with Johnny forever! Thank you Ellen!!
+4 votes
Sep 18, 2015
kgreene11 350 points
This is awesome! Thank you!
+4 votes
Sep 18, 2015
kgreene11 350 points
Thank you Ellen!
+4 votes
Sep 18, 2015
ESKTB5N 200 points
ELLEN helps FIGHT FOR JOHNNY, yeah!
+3 votes
Sep 18, 2015
anonymous
Hey Johnny I met you at the Fun factory here in Yuma, your a boy full of energy and show happiness with a smile besides the outcome of what you have gone through. Keep being strong and keep making friends like you do!
+3 votes
Sep 18, 2015
anonymous
Thank you for being an Angel on earth and constantly reaching out to help others.  Your a beautiful example of what we as humans should and need to be doing for each other.
+2 votes
Sep 18, 2015
anonymous
Thank you for helping to make his wishes come true. Love you Ellen!
+1 vote
Sep 18, 2015
Monica G. Milliner-S 390 points
God BLESS ELLEN! Where would or country be without her! ♡♡♡ #FIGHTFORJOHNNY
+1 vote
Sep 18, 2015
Skoch 200 points
Prayers to Johnny and thank you  Ellen for everything!
+1 vote
Sep 18, 2015
Nessaesquer 230 points
Fight for johnny!!!!!!
+1 vote
Sep 19, 2015
Nessaesquer 230 points
Fight for johnny!!!!!!
+1 vote
Sep 19, 2015
Ccrabtree 180 points
He's an amazing, sweet and polite boy.  It's hard to see him fight a battle like this, but I am happy to see Yuma, AZ come together to fight by his side.  We will hold you high in our prayers Johnny.
+1 vote
Sep 19, 2015
Yumamom 170 points
Yuma sends Love and Prayers for Johnny!!!
+1 vote
Sep 20, 2015
Jenicaj12 170 points
Praying for Johnny
+1 vote
Sep 21, 2015
jbarksdale80 160 points
Johnny's bravery is such an inspiration for our little community! His positivity is infectious, I truly believe more-so than the cancer! FIGHT FOR JOHNNY!
+1 vote
Sep 22, 2015
Becky Zeller Yuma, Az
Johnny, you have been an amazing inspiration to me since I met you and your family.  A Go Getter and what a fighter.  A family full of love and strength that continuously surrounds you.  Your friends the Sheppard family here in Yuma if not for them I would of not of had the wonderful chance to meet you.  To see you get your dreams fulfilled is #1 on my bucket list.  Hugs Johnny
anonymous
Thank you Ellen for sharing Johnny's story!! you are truly an amazing person. God bless you and let's continue the fight for Johnny.
+1 vote
Sep 22, 2015
Amy
Go johnny! Yuma is small but mighty and we are fighting with you!
+1 vote
Sep 22, 2015
anonymous
THANK YOU, Ellen for posting this! Yuma, AZ is really supporting Johnny and his family in his fight to beat cancer! You sharing his story creates more prayers and support - thank you! You do so much good for this world! Another reason why I'm #ellensbiggestfan

Gooooo Johnny! We're behind you all the way!
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Sep 22, 2015
Karen Spencer 270 points
This young man continues his fight, and by sharing his story, Ellen, you have joined the #fightforjohnny  Please help us keep his story alive as we continue to pray for a treatment program that will accept him NOW!  #ellen #ellendegeneres #johnnyweathersby #johnny #prayerwarriors
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Sep 29, 2015
Claudette Newbourn 150 points
Thank you for sharing his story, you are awesome
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Sep 29, 2015
maggieluAK 190 points
FIGHT FOR JOHNNY!  Ellen you are amazing thank you for all you do!!! Dreams do come true... xoxo
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Sep 30, 2015
anonymous
And this...is amazing. Be kind to everyone.
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Oct 15, 2015
Laura❤
R.I.P Johnny..
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Jan 11, 2016