Show George Root the Love

In late December, Lockport's own George N. Root III was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The writer and radio personality decided immediately that if it was between the cancer and him, he'd win -- even if the doctors told him that the odds were not in his favor.

Jan. 11, George had his kidney removed -- and most of the cancer with it. His prognosis improved significantly. But some cancer remains. And George will soon begin chemotherapy in hopes of beating it down. 

The doctors' visits, recovery time and time spent worrying has kept George from being able to work as much as he usually would. Mounting medical bills added to that have created a financial burden that he simply cannot handle without our help.

To say that George is a friend to Lockport would be a massive understatement of the word "friend." He pushed for the betterment of the city and region through a weekly column in the Union-Sun & Journal for years before joining East Niagara Post as a contributor. He adds his wisdom and sense of humor to East Niagara Radio hockey broadcasts as well as the weekly radio show, "Shenanigans," which exists primarily due to George's insistence that the world needs more of him.

Frankly, we couldn't agree more. The world needs more George Root. And it needs it for a long time. And it needs for him to not be buried under a mountain of medical bills so that he can spend his time doing what he does best: making the world better one Root-ism at a time. 

Funds raised will help to defray George's hospital and doctors' bills. On the off chance that more money is raised than is needed, they will be used at George's discretion. The guy could probably use a vacation.

Organizer and beneficiary

Scott Leffler 
Lockport, NY
George Root 

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