A great BBQ story
I met Justin's dad 3 years ago at a BBq contest in Lynchburg Va. It was Marks first contest.. I offer him to come and help me compete and He did. I got to meet Mark's family and we became good friend's. My first memory of Justin was a at practice for a BBq contest. Justin was impressed that at i would let him cook on an open fire. We were cooking burgers on a grill for lunch . He later corrected his mother in the proper way to cook a hamburger.He was a pro. That May we took Justin and my son to Danville Va. for a contest. It was Mark s and I first contest cooking together. The boys played around in the water that morning washing dishing. We bombed the contest but we had a great time. That Aug. we found out that Justin had Ewing"s Sarcoma. Everyone was devastated. A young strong Boy with cancer. I spent the last year going up to see Justin when he was going through chemo.. It was very hard seeing him go through that. Justin and i have a great relationship. We always give each other a hard time. He is a big Va. Tech fan and I am a UVA fan. So it was a natural.
Last year we when to New Holland Pa. Justin and his dads went up the day before to compete in the KIDs Q . We were over joyed when we found out that Justin won first place in chicken for 9 and 10 y/o. I screamed thats my Boy!. Justin is unbelievable. Fighting cancer he was able to cook with the world famous cooking team of Texas Rib-rangers. Bill and his wife are great people. Justin and Bill finished 10th in chicken and Finishen first in brisket.
Recently Justin had to make a trip to ST. Judes in Memphis Tenn. (seems right Huh) for more treatment. Our Lat report was that Justin"s tumor's were shrinking.
So with Justin and his family going through an unbelievable time and in financial need. The BBQ brothers on Va decided to throw a fund raiser, We are excited about it. Bill Miroy will be there and many other great teams. We will have an update after the event. Gooooo Justin!!!!!!!!!!
Barbeqing for a Cure
Jan 13, 2007 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hugh Cassell Elementary School 1301 Rockfish Rd. Waynesboro VA
World Championship BBQ Teams will be Qing for a Cure for 11-year-old Justin Harris who lives in Crimora ,Va and has childhood cancer. The menu will include the following: Beef brisket, Hand pulled pork, baked beans, Cole slaw, roll, beverage, and dessert. Tickets will cost $10.00 each. Eat in or take out meals available.
For more in formation contact: John Atkins at 434-589-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or-Mark Harris at 540-241-2673 or Redhead4mark@yahoo.com