WESLEY CHASE BORNS
APRIL 19, 1987 - JUNE 11,
At a very young age, Wesley discovered his passion - hunting and
fishing. He looked forward to the opening of
each season with great anticipation.
Wes was diagnosed
with Ewing's Sarcoma (a bone cancer) at the age of seven.
radiation and weekly trips to the
hospital did not deter Wes from enjoying his passions. He simply
would tell the doctor"sorry
that appointment time won't work. I've got plans to go hunting
In March 2001 the
opportunity of a lifetime was made possible for Wes and his
family. Through the diligent
efforts of Lloyd Brown and Hunt of a
Lifeime Foundation Inc. and many generous donations from friends,
businesses and others,
Wes traveled to South Africa to hunt
various big game animals. In the week that he hunted, he took
springbok,blesbok, gemsbok, steenbok
and an impala. It was an unforgettable adventure for Wes and his
On June 11, 2002,
Wesley died from complications from his cancer. The day before,
he traveled to the
mountains, camped by a lake with poles
ready to do some fishing.
by Kristie Borns (Wesley's
Photos of Wes
Chapter annual fund raising event, for Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation
Inc, is called
The" Wesley Borns Memorial Challenge"
memory of this young man. The theme for the program
is "ONE ABSENT FRIEND", although we
all know he is there with us.
Many of Wes's
family and friends are actively involved with the activities of the
and for that we are truly grateful.
Jon De Lorenzo
Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation Inc.