We are donating Lot 140 Cow to Chad Young to help further his herd and we are raffling off Lot 140A with the proceeds going to help Chad begin his farming journey. Tickets will be available at $20 each from the Young family, Johnson family, as well as we will be auctioning off tickets on sale day. The 140A heifer will be drawn for partway through the sale.
If you cannot make the sale and would like to support Chad, you can send an e-transfer to email@example.com and we will enter the corresponding # of tickets. Any purchase of 5 tickets or more will get sale day name recognition. Thank you for your support!
Chad’s Story: Back in August 2015 when I was 16, I had a fairly large tumor that extended from my tailbone into my left hip. So I was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Osteosarcoma (the same kind as Terry Fox had). So we had a bunch of tests done, and by September I started chemotherapy. I took chemo all through September, November and December until it was time for us to head to Toronto for surgery. I was told that they would be removing everything that the tumor touched, so I would have some permanent mobility issues. We met with the surgeons who would be doing the operations. They informed us that it would be a two-part surgery, at two different hospitals. The first surgery would be to put rods in my back to support my spine for when they removed the hip. The second was to take the actual tumor out. This is when I found out that it would be a good idea that they would take the whole left leg with the tumor for a number of reasons. A month later, 70 pounds lighter, and missing a leg, I was sent back to my hospital in Saskatoon to finish my revery. I recovered for about another month, until I started chemo again. Around this time, I found out that I could apply for a wish from The Children’s Wish Foundation. I got accepted, so now it was time to wish! I decided to wish for some cows! I had already bought my first Pure Bred Black Angus cow in December, and she gave me my first purebred heifer calf! The Children’s Wish people talked about it, and said it was the coolest wish they had heard of, and were happy to grant me my wish for a couple bred cows. I’m looking forward to starting my own herd. All of my treatments are done now and I started school in September.