Baton Rouge non-profit taking teen battling cancer on special hunting trip

Storm 22, the Baton Rouge-based non-profit organization that works to bring fellowship, comfort, and relief to the disabled military veterans is changing things up a bit to help a teenager who is battling cancer.

The group usually takes veterans or first responders who have served in combat on hunting and fishing trips as a way for them to relax and connect with fellow veterans who have shared similar experiences.

Storm 22 Taking 15-year-old fighting cancer on a special hunting trip
Storm 22 will take Chase Martinez, who is battling cancer, on a special hunting trip in Oklahoma. (Courtesy: Storm 22/Facebook)

However, on March 11 the group will be taking Chase Martinez, 15, of Tulsa, OK, on a hunting trip. Chase’s father, Jeremy Martinez, is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chase is currently battling osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that produces immature bones. After 10 weeks of chemotherapy, doctors had to amputate one of Chase’s leg due to the progression of the disease.

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Storm 22 Taking 15-year-old fighting cancer on a special hunting trip
(Courtesy: Storm 22/Facebook)

Chase will also require an additional 20 weeks of chemotherapy.

Storm 22 President Brad Ford and the rest of the crew are taking Chase to the Triple S. Wildlife Ranch in Calvin, OK to hunt for ram.

They hope the hunting trip will take Chase’s mind off of things and he can just enjoy being a kid in the outdoors.

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Storm 22 Taking 15-year-old fighting cancer on a special hunting trip
(Courtesy: Storm 22/Facebook)

How You Can Help

If you would like to assist the Martinez family pay for Chase’s medical expenses you can make a donation by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/courage-for-chase.

If you would like to make a donation to the Storm 22 organization or know a veteran who could benefit from a trip by Storm 22, visit https://storm22.org.

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