In 2010 Jonathan decided life was too short not to be what you wanted. So he quit trying to build a "normal" career and focused his time on becoming a professional fisherman. He married his wife Alison and moved to Alabama, where much more opportunity awaits the aspiring angler. He quickly established himself in the local guide community, and his tournament resume started to show promise. In 2014 he broke through and won one of the FLW Tournament Series events, putting into motion the reality he had dreamed of fishing professionally and making it work. However in early 2015 he began having pain in his left side, they couldn't diagnose it for months, but eventually it was identified as an extremely rare cancer, Synovial Sarcoma. It can be curable in places it can be surgically removed, but in his chest it couldn't be done. Jonathan fought through 7 hard rounds of chemo, loosing 50lbs. But it stopped his cancers progress and he was able to build some strength back. Though he knew he was nothing like he used to be physically, Jonathan set right back out on his path, to fish professionally. Over the next year he fished 9 FLW Tour events as a professional, finishing in the money 3 times. Unfortunately in July 2017 the scans showed Jonathan's tumors are again beginning to grow and he must go back through IV Chemo to try and stop them. Obviously the expenses of traveling for care and the co-pays and medical bills is overwhelming. No middle class family could alone face the costs of this fight. If there is any way you can give, even $5, please help! Fish on!+ Read More
Just going to the bank right now to use some of this money you amazing people have raised through this page to completely pay off a bill amassed during this cancer bout. We could never thank you people enough!
Wow 132 people have donated so far! Alison and I are so unworthy, yet we are so thankful to each and every one of you! Chemo starts again in the morning, please share this page and urge others to support the fight. We would appreciate all the prayers we could get this week as well. Mathew 21:22