Game Day...No Surrender for VEZ!

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Steve Vezina has recently been diagnosed with prostate, colon and liver cancer. He begins his treatment Monday, November 3rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve has made a huge impact on the... more


Updated posted by Megan Conrow 25 days ago

More great news from Salt Lake, Steve continues to see progress on his battle! In his last lab report, his cancer markers were reading 50% less than what they were when he started! His PSA continues to go down as well! He started with a PSA above 8 and he is now at 4.9. From all the great progress Steve, Pattie and their family are happy with the treatment plan. Steve did have a reaction to part of the chemo treatment last week but doctors will continue with the same treatment in two weeks, but only after they increase his nausea medicine and fill him full of Benadryl. He will get another scan during his next treatment which will dictate if his treatment will change in the future. Steve is hopeful that if things continue in the direction they are moving he will move into more of a maintenance treatment schedule which will mean more time in between treatments. Thank you to everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers, they are much appreciated!


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Updated posted by Megan Conrow 3 months ago

Great news from Salt Lake, "I am walking on clouds tonight after seeing the doctor today. He informed me that the large tumor in my liver had shrunk in volume by 30% and the small ones had become smaller yet. Also the tumor in my colon is almost gone (WOW!) that was welcome news. My blood work was awesome as well so, all in all, it was a very good day for the Vezina family."

Steve also shared that the last couple of weeks have been very special to him and his family. Thank you everyone for the hard work and support at the talent show and the silent auction. Please continue sending positive energy and prayers! Game Day...No Surrender!


Updated posted by Megan Conrow 3 months ago

Steve got some great news! After his latest scans and blood work, the doctors are saying that the tumors are shrinking in both his liver and his colon! Steve and Pattie are confident that the great news is because of all the positive thoughts, prayers and kindness of so many people. They are so appreciative of everyone and the effort everyone has made to show their support.

On Monday, there will be a talent show featuring a number of Dillon area talents. All the proceeds from admission will go to the Vezina family. It will held on Monday, January 6th at the BCHS Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 P.M. We will also have a silent auction and BBQ at the BCHS doubleheader basketball game on January 9th from 2:30-8:00 P.M. Again, all proceeds will go to Vezina family. Come out and show your support. If you have questions about either event, please call the high school office. Please continue to keep the Vezina's in your thoughts and prayers!


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Created by Megan Conrow on November 1, 2013

Steve Vezina has recently been diagnosed with prostate, colon and liver cancer. He begins his treatment Monday, November 3rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve has made a huge impact on the lives of his family, friends, students, athletes and colleagues! Here is one way that we can show him and his family our support and appreciation. If you choose to donate, all proceeds will go to the Vezina family. Let's get the word out; share this website with all your friends. It's Game Day...No Surrender for Vez!

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Vez, i hope all is well. There hasnt been an update in a while. You've impacted so many lives. Current, future, and old students will all know your courage and strength. Your an amazing teacher, person and friend. As I go through cancer myself, I'm looking at you to get me through. No Surrender!

posted by Manda Sue 1 month ago

Dear Steve, Patty and family, you have been in our thoughts and prayers. You've always been special to us even though we don't see each other often. We are so glad that your making progress. Steve, only you could wrestle with an IV cart...we love you, we miss you and keep up the positive attitude! Hugs to all...

posted by Melodee Siebert-Franklin 2 months ago

Vez, I have been thinking of you nonstop since I heard about your diagnosis. You have obviously touched so many lives. I was just thinking about that time in Baker when you went hunting and returned with a "small" deer which you proceeded to skin and hang in our garage. Everyone thought it was a dog! Just one of many Vez stories that made me smile this week. Treat this like it's your "hockey night in Canada" and keep on fighting! Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way!!

posted by Roxi Walker 3 months ago

So happy to hear the good news-keep it up! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

posted by Judy Epstein Siring 3 months ago

I believe in miracles, keep on believing! Love and prayers to you and your family, Steve.

posted by Sherry Pendleton 3 months ago

God is ever faithful! I am so excited for you and your family in the leaps forward and successes your having in this battle. I'm thankful for answered prayer and look forward to an opportunity to visit with you. Drive On!

posted by Thomas Mcknight 3 months ago

OH it is sooooo gr8 to see miracles in the works!!! thank You, Jesus for steve's continued healing:-)

posted by Sandi Eby 3 months ago

Vez and family The Borjas's family continues to send positive thoughts out to you and your family. Love you all and keep on keeping on!

posted by Brenda Borjas 3 months ago

Merry Christmas Coach Viz and Family! We are thinking about and praying for you all the time. Everyone missed you at the fb banquet but you were there in our thoughts and hearts! So glad to hear you are staying strong and getting great results. Blessing to your whole family!

posted by Kimberly Ruff Finch 3 months ago

We are so happy the news is great. Have a wonderful Christmas and keep fighting. Much love.

posted by Paulette Merwin 4 months ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers-God bless.

posted by Judy Epstein Siring 4 months ago

Mr. Viz I may not know u but from the teqchers and staff we miss u

posted by Lunar Knight 4 months ago

Steve, I remember the GREAT times we had in BM when I started teaching there. I also remember the BEST graduation speech I ever saw/heard when you peeled off the regular teaching uniform (sweats) to get down to your tux. kept the tux on and mowed your lawn that afternoon to get your "money's-worth" on the tux! Keep up the fight, Steve!

posted by Ron Harrison 4 months ago

Mr. Vezina, it's Leona Helmsley (Shannon Hensley). Do you remember that you gave me that nickname? :) Still makes me laugh! We are thinking of you and your family and sending you some of that positive energy and care that you have always given to so many of us! Get well!!! Big hugs for all of you, Shannon (Hensley) Herzik a.k.a. Leona Helmsley B.M.H.S. Class of '91

posted by Shannon Herzik 4 months ago

to the cooooooooooooooooolest teacher ever. stay cool . stay alive. keep teaching kids to kic k asssss

posted by Travis Martin 5 months ago

Go Vez Go! Fight, Fight, Win! You have made a tremendous impact on so many of us (your students)! We are behind you all the way!

posted by Donna Yamamoto 5 months ago

Vez , so sorry to here about your situation. It looks like you have a great support group. You have inspired many people in your life as a teacher and coach. You inspired me 20+ years ago by believing in me. Now we will all get behind you and believe in you. May god bless you and your family.

posted by Wyatt N Esplin 5 months ago

Vez you are always a great high school memory for me and so many of us! I always think if you and look for you when our school plays Dillion . U finally got to see you umping a soft game in Butte. Was nice to see you ! Just know that you have so many people thinking and praying for you ... We are your army! Ps. Will never ever forget your speech to us at BMHS graduation....

posted by Lisa Bauer Peterson 5 months ago

Vez, my friend. I just hear about you fight and know if anyone can beat this it is you! It has been way to long since we have been in touch (20+ years since those Baker days!) but know that Vicki and I are with you. You and your family will be in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you from praying to a Black Hills get away we are all in. Love you, brother!

posted by Rick Furnish 5 months ago

Vez, I am now in remission after a year long battle with non-hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer were my PE teacher in good ol Battle Mountain, NV...that little town is cheering you on. Trust me when I say you wil have great days, you will have painful days, it's all in your attitude and great support system. Tell your wife, I wish her strength as we know your pain, it's awful. Good luck and fight like hell, I did!! April (Gonzalez) Amberson

posted by April Amberson 5 months ago

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$33,200 raised by 378 people in 5 months.


Lynsey (Monaco) Elliott

2 months ago


Thinking of you guys and sending lots of prayers your way as always!




2 months ago



Paula Nelson-Seaholm

3 months ago


Steve & family - I am thinking of you and praying for your recovery. You were always such a kind young man in high school. Take care and God Bless!



Alan and Trula Blize

3 months ago


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Steve.



Marvin/Pat Miller

3 months ago


Steve and Patty: It was so nice to meet you and have lunch in SLC while we were there with Brad. We continue to be amazed at your Spirit and upbeat attitude. We also continue to pray for a miracle--but hearing you say Jesus is your Savior was the real music to our ears. With Him you can't lose no matter what. The battle rages on but the war has been won! Our best to you and Patty--the time spent with you was so uplifting--we were blessed!! Marvin and Pat Miller



The Richardsons

4 months ago



Ryan Bramlette

4 months ago


Steve- thinking about you and your family all the time. "Sometimes it's good to have an obstacle to overcome, whether in football or anything. When things go bad we rise to the occasion" Vince Lombardi



Jeff & Mary Hoge

4 months ago


Dear Vezina Family, just wanted you to know you are on our prayer list @ church. Attiutude is half the battle, you guys are great! Love Ya's, Jeff & Mary Hoge



Frank Hight

4 months ago


No Surrender! Vez, My thoughts are with you and your family




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