The Meldrum Mile: race for a friend
Neighbors in Herriman are getting together to help Kenny Meldrum, 20, who was diagnosed was malignant peripheral nerve sheath cancer in early November 2012. Meldrum has had his left leg and hip removed already due to tumors.
“The first time I saw Kenny after the amputation I didn’t know what to say. I gave him a big hug and he said he was doing fine,” friend John Coon said. “He mentioned how very proud he is of his younger sister who had just made the varsity lacrosse team. Then I asked him if I could come over later and wrestle with him. Apparently he didn’t catch my sarcasm because his reply was, “sure you will probably win though. I haven’t had enough time to practice one legged wrestling. I have something that teaches me how to anchor my leg and wrestle with one leg.”
On Friday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. the community will hold a 5K run and carnival at Autumn Hills Park, (approx. 5300 West 13400 South). All of the proceeds will go to his treatments and medical bills.
BSD Medical is donating equipment and supplies (about $10,000) for a procedure that will kill or shrink the tumors Meldrum now has in his lungs.
Race participants can register on The Meldrum Mile page on Facebook.