Johnny Roberts, our Beloved Cowboy, Navy Veteran and Rotarian has Stage 3 Laryngeal Cancer and needs our help!
Johnny has been a huge influence in the Temecula Valley to those who know, love and respect him. He has given so much of himself to others and now it’s time for us to give back to him.
In 2006, Johnny was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and has been in remission for 12 years. In July 2018, the cancer returned.
The surgeons told him that his only hope of beating it a second time was to have his voice box totally removed and live the rest of his life breathing through a hole in his throat.
But Johnny and and his wife Jill kept digging for other options. Johnny has volunteered to be part of an Immunotherapy clinical trial at Moores Cancer Center at UCSD in La Jolla, CA
Johnny has lost 50 lbs. and currently requires a feeding tube for nutrition.
For the next 12 months, he will get weekly infusions of new drugs that will hopefully kill the cancer cells.
However, his primary insurance has denied coverage.
Immediate treatments will require Johnny and Jill to drive an estimated 15,000+ extra miles over the next 52 weeks to get treatments. In addition, they will have to miss days of work and lose income.
There will also be astronomical medical bills and travel expenses in addition to their daily living expenses.
We are raising $200,000 to help pay medical and travel costs and defray some of the ancillary expenses.
"Johnny has always said to me, 'Everything will be ok. I promise!'' said his wife Jill. We want to be able to say that to him.
We want to help a guy who has given the shirt off his back
to others and needs our help now.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
- Barb Wolfe
- Lisa Bryant
Fundraising team: Team Johnny (2)
Jill Kemerer-Roberts Artist
Raised $3,012 from 40 donations
Kristi Dahms Isham