Thunder Half-Court Shot Family At Last Resort To Beat Cancer

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 5:12 pm
By: Karl Torp

A metro mother is running out of options in her fight against cancer.

Jenni Kufahl's battle made national headlines after her husband made a half-court shot at half time of a Thunder game in March of last year. Heath Kufahl won $20,000 and pledged all of it toward his wife's treatment.

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Jenni's prognosis has gotten worse. When the tumors in her appendix returned after chemotherapy treatments, the family opted for surgery at MD Anderson in Houston. However, the cancerous tumors grew and the procedure no longer became an option.

The family was told there was little more doctors could do. Now, the Kufahls are in Scottsdale, Arizona undergoing more alternative treatments. It's a last resort.

"She's as good as she's been physically in months," says Heath Kufahl about his wife's improvement after a week of treatments in Arizona.

"I think it's the right way to look at life. What can I do today for Christ and what can we do today that's going to matter," says Heath about his daily philosophy.

The less conventional treatments are not covered by the family's insurance. Students at Christian Heritage Academy, where Heath is a teacher and coach, have purchased t-shirts.

Now a storm shelter is being raffled off with the proceeds benefiting the family, which includes seven children.

If you would like to take part in the fundraising efforts, you can learn more at: