Shout out to friends of Mr. Jones (Or anyone who has been affected by cancer…)

Hey Ballers! My name is Adelaide and I’m new here on the site, (though I have low-key stalked my dad Mr. Jones while using this site for some time.) My dad and Mr. Horton have been friends for years. In fact, my most distinct memory of him was when I was little and visiting Skidawgs house for a tournament. He had just awakened and his hair was like a giant poof… (description of poof: picture cartoon characters hair when dynamite blows up nearby, and you’ll be getting close to his hair…) Anyway, thats a little background on how I know Mr. Horton and who my dad is.

I recently decided to post on BOS for something really important to me, my family, and so many others… cancer. Most of y’all know my dad is a very private man, so he kept the fact that he had Non-Hodgkins lymphoma really quiet. He was diagnosed a couple weeks after the 2016 nationals. He has since gone through chemo and is currently in remission! He’s noticeably feeling and looking better, which is a huge relief to me and my family.

Because of dad’s cancer, I was nominated to do the Student of the Year fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS has a ten week campaign called Man/Woman of the Year, and this is the first year they initiated Student of the Year in our neck of the woods… or should I say bayou. This great organization researches blood cancers and helps patients while they undergo treatment. Mr. Horton was on our list of people who we mailed letters to asking for support. He suggested that I post on BOS to give y’all a chance to donate who we might not have been able to contact otherwise.

Dad told me that a number of you guys have been or are currently battling cancer. Please know my prayers are with you. One thing that I’ve learned about LLS is that often times cures or treatments found in blood cancers can be used for other cancers. Hopefully, the money I earn through this campaign not only helps lymphoma like my dads, but others as well.

I just want to thank all of you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for your contributions. If you would like to donate, you can do so at the link below.

Thank you,


  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,903 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 5
    Done! Fighting the fight alongside MrJones and others!!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board

  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,372
    Done. Welcome to BOS! I'm sorry you had to see Horton in the morning like that.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ThomasAliveThomasAlive Posts: 62 Baller
    @Addieski donated! Thanks for sharing your story and what you’re doing to raise awareness. As fellow Lafayette bayou skiers my wife and I are happy to help.
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 324 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Done. Happy to help fight cancer. Lost my father to prostate cancer way too young.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,607 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I lost my father to lung cancer just before Christmas, and now about to lose my father-in-law (one of my closest friends) to the same diagnosis. I'm praying for your family and all those who suffer.
    Scott Calderwood
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 457 Crazy Baller
    Sending love and support ( and money) from North of the Boarder !! :)

    @MrJones I'm sure you don't need to be reminded but your daughter is outstanding. As we say up north " Class act all the way"

    @Chris Rossi @swc5150 your dads will be in my prayers tonight.
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 572 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Done!!! Great Cause which effects many.
  • AddieskiAddieski Posts: 4 Baller
    Thank you everybody! I really appreciate all that you are doing and your willingness to share your personal stories.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,830 Mega Baller
    +1, and once again the BOS serves a useful purpose......
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    Great cause I am in as well. As someone who fought a tumor in the past (fortunately benign) I appreciate your efforts here.
    Mark Shaffer
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,204 Mega Baller
    @MrJones copy that Scot I went to the chiropractor for two weeks for my back pain he was sure he could fix what turned out to be a ruptured colon! Tell Adelaide great job we got her letter!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,836 Mega Baller
    Last call guys. My girl has put in some work over the past 3 months. Any help in finishing strong is appreciated!
  • Alvin_NeffAlvin_Neff Posts: 90 Solid Baller
    Done! Lost my whole family to cancer! I hate Cancer! Awesome work Adelaide!
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,314 Mega Baller
    You meet the best families skiing. This is one.
    Carl Addington, Cedar Ridge, MS
  • BongoBongo Posts: 54 Baller
    Done. Good cause.
  • Bookm_danoBookm_dano Posts: 102 Baller
    Done...Made it in under the wire... Come on folks, just a few hours left!
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,836 Mega Baller
    I can't thank you guys enough! Just so you know, in the last 24 hours she has received right at 50% as much in donations from the BOS crew as during the entire time since her first post 6 weeks ago. Way to pull through in crunch time!

    We have 12 hours left.....
  • schroedschroed Posts: 163 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Done at last minute. It looks like 15 minutes left. Posting to pop this thread to the top of the forum.
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,836 Mega Baller
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I can't thank you all enough for the help that you have been. Adelaide has had some local businesses that were able to make bigger contributions, but the vast majority came from people giving $50 to $200. Our base was definitely "a mile wide".

    There is strength in numbers. Don't ever think that when opportunities like this come up that a small amount doesn't matter. It does and I thank you....
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,903 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited June 2018
    @Addieski you are amazing!! As a survivor I can't say enough about the effort and incredible ACTION you've taken on behalf of your dad! Everyone affected no matter where or with whatever type of this awful disease will benefit from you! Thank you doesn't seem like enough....Thank you!!

    Huge thanks also to all those who donated!! It means a lot!!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board

  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,903 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I so happy for you @MrJones!! You have an amazing great medical team, tons of supporters in your waterski family and, most important, an amazing family! The effort @Addieski put into action is incredible!

    As a tangent … the medical technology and protocols available today are advancing at an amazing rate. For my own situation, survival rates in some cases are 10x and more for conditions which were considered dire just 5 years ago. It’s never easy to handle the treatment or the related stress but initiatives like the fundraising effort of @Addieski really has made a difference! Thanks again (personally) and great to be able to get together with @MrJones at the lake!!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board

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