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|Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM|
On July 31, Jim Bolding of Stillwater, Okla., lost his six-and-a-half year battle with colorectal cancer that metastasized into the liver. Jim's name was unknown to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation before that date, but as the Foundation began to receive donations in Jim's memory, they reached out to his family to say thank you. They soon learned about this gentle and caring man who is described as having "a huge heart, a quick wit, and a love for life and friends" along with great pride in his children, Taylor and Tatum.
Some of you may remember the two NCAA championships—for the 400 meter and 440 yard hurdles—Jim won while attending Oklahoma State University in the 1970s. Or, perhaps you associate his name with the world record in the 440 yard hurdle that he set in 1974 and which still stands today. His children and extended family remember him as a man who lived his life "...as a wonderful son...a protective brother...a loving and caring husband...a devoted father...and a loyal friend."
Jim's brother, Jeff, said in his eulogy, "Jim was a fierce competitor, and like all great athletes, had the ability to push through the pain. Jim never thought of himself as special. Just as he lived his life, he dealt with his disease and death in the same way, selflessly. He was courageous and never complained. When his doctor told Jim that his cancer had returned and there was nothing else they could do for him, Jim planned a trip to Kauai."
Jim learned about the Kanzius research and the KCRF while being treated at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. Jim's cancer ended his life much too soon. But, Jim's selflessness and fighting spirit showed, even in his final acts, a generosity that will enable us to continue the fight to find "a better way" to treat cancer.