Granby student’s toughest competition: A fight with cancer |

Granby student’s toughest competition: A fight with cancer

Sky-Hi staff report
Sydnee Rhone wraps her arm around her brother, Nick Rhone, a 16-year-old student at Middle Park High School who is suffering from leukemia.
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From a very young age, Nick Rhone has been a competitor in a wide variety of sports, especially snowboarding. He’s unleashed a competitive, fighting spirit in all that he does.

Now, Nick Rhone is facing the toughest competition of his 16-year-life: fighting High Risk B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Rhone lives in Granby, a great place to live for a young man who loves the outdoors. But the family admits, it’s not the best place to live when fighting cancer.

The Middle Park High School student has begun treatment at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. His aggressive treatments are expected to last for three years. This will require weekly trips to Denver for him and his parents, who both work full-time.

In addition to the help from the high school’s Entrepreneurship Club, Rhone’s sister, Sydnee Rhone, has started a Go Fund Me Page with a goal to raise $10,000. So far, as of Thursday, the donations raised totalled nearly half that amount.

If you are interested in supporting the fundraiser for the Rhone family, you can donate to Rhone’s Go Fund Me page here.

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