|Lauren and Casey Kilgore with James and Kate in 2015. FTM file.|
The Annual Spring Clean is an opportunity for members of the football team to help area residents with chores, including yard work, cleaning out a garage, or working around your house or business for a donation to our cause. For their safety, we do not allow students to use power equipment or power tools.
This year, all proceeds will benefit Fort Thomas Police Officer Casey Kilgore.
In 2011, Lt. Kilgore was diagnosed with non-life threatening melanoma. However, after going back to the doctor with a lingering cough in 2015, x-rays showed the melanoma had mutated and spread to his lungs, spleen and eye. In April 2015, he was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma.
Lt. Kilgore immediately started radiation on his eye and lungs. He also began a new approach to fighting melanoma called immunotherapy, which is the use of medicines to stimulate a patient’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells more effectively. Since this type of melanoma doesn’t really ever go away, he will receive immunotherapy once every three weeks for the rest of his life.
After a year of treatment, Lt. Kilgore has had “perfect” scans, with no signs of tumors.
Lt. Kilgore is married to Lauren, his wife of nine years. They have three children; James 7 (who attends Moyer Elementary School), Kate 2, and Erin 7 months.
Please limit job requests to within a five (5) mile radius of Highlands High School as many players do not drive.
For more information or to schedule your “Spring Clean,” please contact Coach Brian Weinrich at Brian.Weinrich@fortthomas.kyschools.us or 859.240.7119. Please provide your name, address, phone number, job request and how many workers you will need.