La Vernia High School Head Baseball Coach, Judd Guidry, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Shortly after receiving his diagnosis he began chemotherapy. He will spend 3 weeks in the hospital where he will get chemo every day for the first two weeks, they will then flush his body the following week. He will be allowed to go home for two weeks. He will have 4-6 rounds of this treatment. He is scheduled for a spinal tap and another bone marrow biopsy. The spinal tap will tell them if there are any cancer cells in his spinal fluid, which sometimes happens with this kind of leukemia. The bone marrow biopsy will tell them how he is responding to chemotherapy. They will look at his chromosomes and will be able to tell if he is low or high risk. Low risk = less chemotherapy and less time in the hospital. High risk = more chemotherapy than original plan, more time in the hospital, and they will start the process for possible bone marrow transplant. His wife Amy is the Assistant Principal at the High School and they have 3 young children. Judd and Amy have dedicated their lives to helping the youth of our community. Now more than ever, they need us. The La Vernia High School baseball team, as well as other areas schools have begun collecting gift cards, etc. for the Guidry family. One of his baseball players has also started a GoFundMe for their family. There will also be a cornhole tournament held to help raise funds for the Guidry family.
The links to the go fund me and cornhole tournament are below.