Posted: Monday, 05 May 2014 9:20PM

Relay Is Personal For Co-Chairs



With Trigg County's Relay for Life just days away, this year's honorary co-chairs, Kyler Herndon and Jerry Konczyk share their stories. Kyler Herndon was 20 years old when she had a car accident that not only changed her life, but saved it.


   
The tumor was unusual for someone Kyler's age.


   
Now 22, Kyler will have her last chemo treatment in May and will find out how the tumor has responded. During treatment, she's been able to stay for free at Hope Lodge, a place for cancer patients and caregivers funded, in part, by Relay donations.


   
Jerry Konczyk's diagnosis was also something of an accident.


   
The prognosis didn't sound good.


   
Jerry went through five months of chemo treatments.


   
He's been cancer-free for six years now, but he says he owes that to Relay for Life.


   
Relay for Life in Trigg County begins Friday night, May 9, at 6 pm.

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