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The Sportsman’s World: Hunt of a lifetime

Leon Archer 07-24-2010

by Leon Archer

Let me begin by telling you, Sweet Thing and I had a great time in Clayton. She didn’t even get bored going around looking at all the decoys and art work on display, at least she said she didn’t. We spent plenty of time at each exhibit, and the area was full of them. I went a little overboard at the auctions, but I think for the most part, I got a good value for my money.

We ate at the Thousand Island Inn, which has some excellent meals for the hungry tourist or show goer. All in all, we felt it was worth our time.

One booth was completely different from all the others, and it wasn’t selling anything. It was staffed by one lady, Patricia Sweet, from Lowville who was giving out information about a non-profit organization named “ Hunt Of A Lifetime”. She is a cordial and informative ambassador for this organization whose sole purpose is to grant hunting and fishing adventures to children who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Let me tell you a little more about this charitable organization.
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Bedford girl ‘gets her angel wings’

heather001Heather Miller, who befriended Steeler Troy Polamalu, dies from rare cancer

January 31, 2010 - By Wendy Zook, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OSTERBURG - Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Heather Miller, 11, passed away in her mother's arms in their Bedford County home, 15 months after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Heather, the daughter of Don and Wendy and younger sister of Hannah, 12, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma

in October 2008. Ewing's Sarcoma is a childhood cancer of bone and soft tissue.

After 12 rounds of chemotherapy in late 2008, two surgeries in early 2009 and seven weeks' worth of radiation treatment, Heather's cancer returned in August 2009. A total of three tumors were removed in surgery in mid-September, before a new protocol of at-home chemotherapy began. Another tumor was discovered close to her heart late last year.
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Bryce Moran New Zealand Hunt

Bryce Moran

Bryce Moran was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer at the age 17 years old. Bryce was treated with chemo and radiation for more than a year at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During Bryce’s treatment his Dr. told him that he needed to be deciding on a special trip or hunting expedition “since he loves to hunt better than anything else.” This was such a surprise to Bryce, and made him so excited. We found out that there was an organization call “Hunt of A Lifetime” that made it possible for children and young adults like Bryce to go on their Dream Hunt. Bryce had always had a dream of going on a “great” hunt he would call it. Bryce and his dad started talking about different animals that he had always wanted to hunt, and where he should go. Well, it wasn’t a hard decision for Bryce to make he knew exactly where he had always dreamed of going. He wanted to go hunt “ Red Stag in New Zealand.”

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The Story Of Matthew Pattison
By: Tina Pattison
My beautiful, sweet Matthew was diagnosed with a cancer that most of the time is curable, but not in his case. He had a rare type that multiplied faster than normal.
The treatments were harsh and I prayed to God that there might be a way for me to ease my boy's suffering. After a second bout in February 1998, Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant. As I waited for the procedure to come to a close, I once again turned my thoughts to God and His comforting embrace. I prayed that this treatment would be the end, that his doctors would, come to me and smile and tell me that the cancer was gone. What I prayed for most was the will to be strong for both myself and Matthew, to stand as a pillar for the both of us when Matthew was too weak to even sit up in bed. I prayed the prayer that every mother prays when she is in this wretched situation I prayed that there might be some way to ease my son's pain.
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Ailing Jersey teen bags elk on his Hunt of a Lifetime

Ailing Jersey teen bags elk on his Hunt of a Lifetime By Lif Strand El Defensor Chieftain Reporter Sixteen-year-old Chris Hosgood knew he was a long way from New Jersey by the time he and his father, Mel Hosgood, reached Rufus and Charlotte Choate's ranch north of Pie Town. Chris, recipient of a Hunt of a Lifetime, suffers from Hodgkin's Disease, and his dream ­ to go on an elk hunt ­ was about to be fulfilled.
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Cancer patient bags a buck in Levering to fulfill a great wish

Cancer patient bags a buck in Levering to fulfill a great wish By ERICA KOLASKI Tribune Staff Writer CHEBOYGAN - Hunting could be called one of Northern Michigan's most popular outdoor sports. Each year, thousands of eager hunters make their way north in hopes of bagging a big buck.
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Cody Wuertz's 'Hunt Of A Lifetime'

Cody Wuertz's 'hunt of a lifetime' Outdoor News - The Sportsman's Weekly, Minneapolis, Minnesota By Dan Butterfass Twelve year old Cody Wuertz of Solon, Ohio, left Rochester last week with a hunting memory that will always be there to call up when he needs it to help him through tough months ahead in his fight against cancer.
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