The Ron Phillip's Benefit Tournament

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By SFT Staff April 29, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nothing is more satisfying than the excitement and fun that fishing brings.  But even more important are the relationships that get built along the way, especially when bonds are created with the younger generation.  That's what makes this story so touching.  A boy with a love for fishing and a love for life, now finds himself fighting to hang on.

There are many ways to help by getting involved:

  • Purchase Raffle Tickets to win the "Fish with a Pro" - Join BASS Elite Series Pro Angler Rick Ash, and other BASS and FLW touring pros on August 16, 2008, on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, for a Benefit Bass Tournament for Ron Phillips. $10 per chance. 7 chances for $50.  18 chances for $100.  Drawing date Aug. 1st.  Tournament Aug 16th.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets to win Nascar Tickets for Dover Race/Meet and Greet.  $10 per chance. 5 chances for $40. 10 chances for $70.  Drawing date August 16, 2008.  Winners need not be present.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets for the Raffle Extravaganza.  Many prizes including: (1) Cabela's $500 shopping spree, (2) Johnny Morris Elite Series Rod and Reel Combo, (1) 1/2 Day Fishng Trip w/ Big Dawg Sportfishing Florida Keys, (1) Guided Fishing Trip on Susquehanna River by Susquehanna Fishing Tackle, (2) Rounds of Golf - Honey Brook Golf Course, (1) One night stay at Waynebrook Inn for 2, (2) Fishing Boat Rentals - 1/2 Day at Marsh Creek Lake Various other items. $10 per chance. 5 chances for $40. 10 chances for $70. Drawing date August 16, 2008.  Winners need not be present.
  • Make a Donation
  • Become a Sponsor

Here is Ron's story:

Ron Phillips is a 13 year old young man who is a Junior Member of the Marsh Creek Bass Club as well as the Tri-County Bass Masters.  He is currently fighting a battle that most of us will never even come close to experiencing in our entire lifetime.

On February 27, 2008 Ronald was admitted into AI DuPont hospital for a Grade IV liver laceration from a backyard football game with his friends.  For many weeks doctors worked vigorously to support his body's functions in efforts to allow his liver laceration to heal on its own.  While waiting and praying for his liver to heal, Ron was diagnosed with Burkitt's Leukemia a rare, fast-growing type of blood cancer.  Now he would have twice the fight on his hands.  To add insult to injury, the liver the doctors were so desperately trying to save did not heal and at 1:00am on Wednesday April 23rd 2008, Ronald received a new liver.

In the weeks since the transplant Ron has remained stable and is making slow and steady progress.  However he still has an incredibly long road ahead of him and he needs all of our thoughts and prayers to aid him in making a speedy recovery.  Ron and his family need your support and your prayers so that they may all come out of this on top.  Do your part to help make this just a little easier for them.

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