By LARRY VAUGHT
It was about 18 months ago that Nathan Floyd of Garrard County was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and spent about four months in the UK Children’s Hospital.
Now after being in remission, 8-year-old Floyd’s cancer has returned and he’s returning to UK to start chemotherapy treatments again. Next will be a bone marrow transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Monte Cress, Nathan’s uncle, is trying to help raise fund to help offset expenses Nathan’s parents, Joe and Krystal Floyd, are going to have because “they will be off work for a while and making several trips” to the hospital.
Cress is organizing a golf scramble July 31 at Old Bridge Golf Club in Danville from 1-5 p.m. The $400 entry fee for a four-person team includes gold and dinner. Hole sponsorship is $150. For $25 you can also just have dinner. A silent auction will start at 5 p.m.
Cress says several celebrities such as Eddie Montgomery and John Michael Montgomery are helping. But former UK golfer J.B. Holmes, who now plays on the PGA Tour, will match the first $5,000 raised with a $5,000 donation for this youngster. I’m hoping I can maybe even reach out to ESPN analyst Dick Vitale — who does tremendous work helping young cancer victims — for an auction item or two.
For more information, contact Cress at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks for golf, hole sponsorship or dinner can be mailed to Nathan Floyd Benefit, c/o Kelly Williams, 122-3 War Admiral, Danville, 40422.
With all the anxiety and issues many deal with daily, here’s a chance to help — even in a small way — Nathan Floyd and his family and my guess is doing that will be something that makes you feel really good.