I'm worried about my kids.

"Battle to the Bone" is a fundraiser set for May 10 to benefit the family of Cory Guidry, a local man who recently went through a stem cell transplant.

 

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Cory's story is not one of the "sad" cancer stories that we usually hear.  Don't get me wrong, having cancer is never a "happy" thing; it's just that Cory is strong, his doctors are confident, and he is doing well.  The reason for the benefit is actually for his children.

During his year-long recuperation, a period in which his immune system is weakened, Cory can't be around many people, including his own children.  He can't work, either, which brings up a huge concern for Cory.

I'm not worried about me, I'm worried about my kids.  I don't want my illness to affect them.  I want them to be able to continue their daily routines, their ball games, their schooling.  I just want to make sure that my cancer doesn't affect them.

That is what this benefit is about: Cory's kids.

Cory Guidry and his family (submitted phot)

Music from Marc Broussard, Mike Dean Band, Sur la Galerie, Richard Revue; jambalaya and sausage poboys, 50/50 raffle, live auction; an ordinary fundraiser for an extra-ordinary cause.

For more information, go to the Battle to the Bone Facebook page (or the Battle to the Bone website if you don't have a FB account).

 

(Via Facebook)