All-American teenager Hunter Bork of Mt. Vernon has been through more than the average teenager.
All-American teenager Hunter Bork of Mt. Vernon has been through more than the average teenager. One football season, Hunter suffered a broken leg, which in itself can be devastating for a star athlete. However, for Hunter the news quickly turned worse.
Because of the broken leg, Hunter had an MRI that revealed, just three days before his 18th birthday, he had osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone. Hunter chose to have his leg amputated in hopes of an opportunity to receive a prosthetic designed for running.
Today, Hunter is doing well, and he has many new goals for himself including attending Dakota Wesleyan University to study athletic training and running for the track team. He also plans to organize walks and runs to benefit cancer research and others who share his battle.
The mission of Cure Kids Cancer is to help children’s cancer centers, like the one at Sanford Children’s Hospital, find life-saving treatments and eventually cures for children’s cancer by raising funds and awareness.
Cure Kids Cancer works with television and radio stations and corporate partners to raise funds and public awareness for Sanford Children’s Hospital to help keep kids with cancer as close to home as possible. Sanford Children’s Hospital is the region’s only Cure Kids Cancer hospital.
A true inspiration, Hunter’s advice to others facing adversity is, “Your spirit helps a lot. Do what you feel is right. Don’t pity yourself.”