Moultrie man battling cancer wishes to attend first Florida Gators game

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 2:24 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2015 at 2:26 AM EDT
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Floyd Jones, Diagnosed with Cancer
Floyd Jones, Diagnosed with Cancer
Wanda Jones, Wife
Wanda Jones, Wife
Samuel James, Stepson
Samuel James, Stepson

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Family members of a Moultrie man battling stage 4 cancer are trying to make his wish of seeing his favorite football team play come true.

Floyd Jones was saving up to see the Florida Gators play, but his recent cancer diagnosis has put everything to a halt.

If you couldn't tell, Floyd Jones is a die-hard Florida Gators fan.

"If it would've went alright and I would've went off to college, that's where I was going to college at and I just fell in love with them ever since then," said Floyd Jones, Diagnosed with Cancer.

"He's been a Gator fan for all of his life," said Wanda Jones, Floyd's Wife.

Jones is battling Stage 4 Stomach Cancer. He was diagnosed in February just two days after his 59th birthday.

"He's done one round of chemo and that made him very, very sick, he lost a lot of weight," said Wanda Jones.

"The second round of chemo, I'm taken that and holding that a little bit better than I did the first time," said Floyd Jones.

Jones says other side effects include numbness in his hands and feet. His family is now working to make his dream come true of going to his first Gator's game. It's something he was saving up for to take his entire family.

"Now that he can't because all of the money that he had saved up he had to use it towards his Cancer treatments," said Samuel James, Stepson. "So now that's out of the question."

Jones would like to see the Gators face the Florida State Seminoles in November.

"Being diagnosed with Cancer and stuff and this right here is one of the last wishes that I had," said Floyd Jones.

"I want them to know that he's there," said Wanda Jones. "You know be able to meet a few of the players, not if he don't have to meet them all."

Family members say it's a well-deserved wish for a man battling a hard fight.

"It was something that I always wanted to do, and I just never could get there and this would mean the world to me to get there," said Floyd Jones.

Jones says doctors told him it was too risky to have surgery and remove the tumor on the inside and outside of his stomach. You can help Floyd Jones reach his dream by contacting Wanda Jones at 229-529-7203.

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