Rick Jones is the inspiration for all of it.
That’s how Jones’n for a Treatment all started. The identical yr he was identified a mind tumor, he and his household and buddies went on an Alaska Cruise weeks earlier than the mind surgical procedure to biopsy his tumor. When the biopsy got here again, it was a rollercoaster of diagnoses. The primary prognosis says he solely had 18 months, and the following one says he had 7 to 17 years. Being solely 32 then, he was suggested to hit it exhausting. So he went into radiation and took chemotherapy for the next yr. Rick was a improbable man, and thru the entire remedies, he nonetheless labored full-time and didn’t share his prognosis with everybody, as he by no means wished to be seen as something lower than the person he was. His spouse, Christy, requested him what was on his bucket checklist, and he stated he simply wished to make it to the British Open. So collectively, they deliberate a two-week trip for 2014 (even throughout the chemo therapy) and visited England, France, Eire, and Scotland. They performed golf on the Okay Membership and plenty of well-known Scotland programs.
The remedies began working, and Rick went into remission on the finish of 2014; he and his spouse knew that it was solely a matter of time earlier than the tumor began rising once more, they usually knew it will produce extra aggressively the following time. With that in thoughts, they took time to play extra golf at any course Rick had ever considered, camp and hike, go on street journeys, and even yet one more cruise, this time to the Mediterranean!
At first of 2017, after one in every of his 6 month check-ins, Rick and Christy had been informed that the tumor had began rising once more and the chemotherapy can be rougher this timed. After solely two months, it turned obvious that the chemo wasn’t working, they usually went by a number of different remedies. These remedies nonetheless didn’t cease Rick and Christy from hitting up the British Open once more in July on the Royal Birkdale Golf Membership in England. In August they went on their final journey collectively an RV journey to Wyoming to see the whole eclipse. At that time they realized that there was no stopping this mind tumor. By that time, Rick had misplaced all motion in his left arm, and whereas he couldn’t play golf anymore, he might nonetheless take pleasure in it on TV and they might put it on each weekend. Ultimately, the tumor took away Rick’s potential to face on his personal and even communicate. He nonetheless loved visits from his household and buddies earlier than passing on November 4, 2017. Rick was a kind of particular individuals who you don’t get to fulfill fairly often, all the time keen to share a joke, all the time prepared to hang around for some golf or a beer, and by no means keen to surrender the hope that issues would all the time get higher. He’s missed by his household and so many buddies.
About Jones’n For A Treatment
Jones’n for a Treatment is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity (EIN No. 82-5189128) created by Rick’s spouse Christy and some of his shut buddies to honor his reminiscence. A golf event is an effective way for us to show one thing dangerous into hopefully one thing good for others. Rick and Christy all the time believed that there needed to be a method to assist different individuals not undergo the identical factor they went by. To this point, they’ve donated over $100,000 to the Nationwide Mind Tumor Society in assist of our shared mission.
Alongside the way in which, we’ve additionally met many others impacted by mind tumors and hope our fundraising can assist them of their journey.
The planning committee appears ahead to an awesome golf day, elevating cash for an awesome trigger, and constructing on our earlier success!
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The Jones’n for a Treatment Board of Administrators (L to R, Mike Konieczki, Virginia Rynk, Kathleen Ward, Christy Jones, Tyler Hatch, Katie Hatch, Chuck Vertucci, and Wealthy Eisen)
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