Cancer survivor urges other patients to cheer on John B. Amos st - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Cancer survivor urges other patients to cheer on John B. Amos staff at the Whitewater rapids

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Cancer survivor Jimbo Thompson is hoping for a crowd at the Chattahoochee River at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

A group of 70 to 90 members of the team from John B. Amos Cancer Center are taking a trip down the whitewater course. Doctors, nurses, and staff will take two trips down the river.

Thompson says he will be there tomorrow morning to cheer on the people who have cheered him on all these years.

"I've been in my fight for seven years, actually three different kinds of cancer. I'm doing really well, real proud of where I am, and it's all about the fight, and I couldn't do it without them. The patients that are able to make it down on Saturday morning, they should show up and support the group," says Thompson.

Thompson says the staff has always showed him compassion, and this is his opportunity to support them back. He hopes others will join.

It's a chance for many patients and their caretakers to encourage one another as they bond over the fun event. Thompson says staff members at the hospital changed his life. He credits his healing to the doctors and nurses who helped him soldier through.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>
  • 1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:14:40 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:00:54 GMT

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>
  • Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:47:04 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly