Fight for Case |

Fight for Case

Dear Editor:

H.K. “Case” Ronde needs your help more than ever today. As I type this letter on Thursday, Oct. 2, Case is undergoing brain surgery in Santiago, Chile, to remove a large tumor from the top surface of his brain.

In May 2007 he was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma (metastasized skin cancer). Case has since undergone a progressive cancer therapy in Chile named Oncobiomed. While the vaccine has helped fight his melanoma to an extent, on Tuesday of this week an MRI detected two tumors on Case’s brain. The smaller tumor is near his left temple. Case has his mother visiting from the Netherlands, and he is surrounded by his Chilean friends.

Please spare a quiet prayer for our adored friend. Case needs all the positive energy and love that he can soak up into his being. While his cancer is attacking his body, it has not crushed his spirit and zest for life. I can feel his smile from across the miles. I picture his 6-foot-2 frame snowboarding with grace, dancing turns with a disabled child. His blue eyes are sparkling, and he is larger than life itself. Case, keep dancing, keep shining, and keep your spirit strong and alive. You can do it. You have an entire community supporting you from afar.

How can you help Case beyond your meditative prayer for hope, strength, courage and life? You can donate to help him with his astronomical medical bills. Please make any checks out to: “Melanoma Fighting with Case”, Alpine Bank, P.O. Box 5490, Snowmass Village, CO 81615.

E-mail Case at and visit Case’s website at

Case ” be hope-filled, live each precious moment, and fight like hell!

Amanda Boxtel


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