NICOLE NORRIS | The Greenville Standard
When Caleb Duncan first starting going to the doctor with shoulder pain, cancer was the last thing on his mind. In March, that was the diagnosis.
Doctors first told Caleb that the pain he was experiencing was tendinitis. The pain however returned and an MRI revealed a spot. Bone and body scans and CT scans produced the same positive results, cancer. The doctor still wanted Caleb to get another opinion from an ortho-oncologist in Birmingham.
Caleb and his wife of 11-years Lysley ventured to Birmingham where oncologist confirmed that in fact it was a tumor. The next step was determining if it was cancerous. On June 16, a biopsy was done and 12 long and exhausting days later Caleb and Lysley received the call they had been dreading. Caleb was diagnosed with stage 3-4 Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Caleb and Lysley frequently travel back and forth to Birmingham to see his radiation oncologist and a hematology oncologist. Caleb is currently participating in a clinical trial of a new drug that is administered along with his chemo treatment.
A Wiffle Ball Tournament to raise money for Caleb and his family will be held on Aug. 27 and begins at 10 a.m. The proceeds will go to assist with expenses. The Bucky P. Fund is in honor and memory of Bucky Patterson, father to Chase Patterson and Luke Patterson. This is the inaugural wiffle ball tournament hosted by the Bucky P. Fund.
Registration is now open. A $20 donation is needed for everyone participating in the wiffle ball game. Men, children and women are all invited to play, volunteer or just come out and have a good time for a good cause.
Lysley said, “We are honored and blessed that Chase thought of and choose us first! We are very excited for this weekend!”
Caleb and Lysley have two young children, ten-year-old Riley and six-year-old Macie Lyn, two dogs and a cat. Caleb has been a lineman at Dixie Electric Cooperative for almost 13 years.
The Duncan family is looking forward to a wonderful turn out for this fundraising event. For more information about the tournament contact Chase Patterson at 334-313-6699 or Kari Byrd Patterson at 334-549-5397.