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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

KY Power, Pride Team up to help Jon McSorley, Chasity Harney

The KY Power and Pride baseball programs are coming together to help two families in need.

The First Annual Swing for a Cause Home Run Derby will raise much needed money for KY Power parent Jon McSorley and Pride parent Chasity Harney.

The event will take place on Saturday July 20th from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at the Newport Vets.

In addition to a traditional Home Run Derby for players ages 8-15 and adults, there will be lots of other fun games and prizes for the whole family. Can’t make it but still want to help Jon and Chasity? Make a donation for the families. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the families.

Let’s all pitch in a Swing for a Cause.

To register or donate – go here. 

Jon McSorley is a longtime resident of Fort Thomas. He is a husband, father, coach, and friend. He has coached basketball at Highlands High School for over 20 years.

Jon was first diagnosed in his late 20's with ulcerative colitis. Over a decade later in 2016 he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease affecting the bile duct and liver called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). There is no known cure for this disease and patients with PSC are known to be high risk for cancer of the bile duct. Unfortunately, in January 2019, he was diagnosed with just that.

Treatment for this has taken Jon to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. On June 21st Jon received a new liver via transplant. He is currently recovering at UC Medical Center.

Chasity Harney is a 5th grade teacher at 6th District Elementary in Covington. On October 8th, 2018 Chasity was diagnosed with stage III adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Since her diagnosis, she has undergone 30 radiation treatments and 12 rounds of chemotherapy over a six-week period.

On January 24th at the James Center in Columbus she underwent surgery and had a lobectomy performed on her left lung. During this surgery they were able to remove two tumors, 11 lymph nodes, and one nodule. Recently Chasity received news that there were four new nodes on both of her lungs. She has undergone another biopsy and is working with her medical team to determine her next course of treatment.

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