Gibraltar 13 year old Bo Johnson is on the minds and in the prayers of the Sister Bay Bays Door County League Baseball Team. The young baseball fan was stricken with Leukemia and is in the middle of a major recovery process.
Last weekend's county league game featured a giant mural painted behind home plate reading "Go Bo!" Clark Erickson, manager of the Sister Bay Bays and friend Tom Rusch worked throughout the weekend leading up to last Sunday's game to complete the painting.
Erickson said the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department came to the game with their giant boom truck and hoisted a photographer up to catch a number of images to encourage the Gibraltar student.
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Currently staying at the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, Bo is fighting hard after full body radiation and stem cell treatment. The extensive radiation was opted for after doctors noticed the AML Leukemia that was in his bone marrow had transformed and was growing on his actual bone structure. Erickson said the process has been very painful but things like this mean the world to the Northern Door 13 year old. The community, especially the Sister Bay Bays are 100% behind Bo's recovery process and want him to know they are anxious for his return to Door County.
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In two weeks the Bays will play Maplewood in Sister Bay and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the "Go-Bo Fund". Erickson said the combination of the mural and another day dedicated to him means a lot to the family.
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To view the pictures of the baseball team and Door County League fans huddle around home plate and the "GO BO!" mural click on the photo bucket link below for nearly a dozen aerial shots.http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46501775/GoBo.zip