Have some fun and help out a local captain by fishing the ‘Tito’

May 22, 2015
By Boca Beacon

4464806_1430861593.5912One of Boca Grande’s charter captains, Capt. Jimmy Robertson, is in need of some good energy and prayers from the community as he faces stage 4 liver cancer and issues from a recent fall.
Jimmy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver cancer that has metastasized to his spine. He has lots of treatments coming up, and he has already started radiation. Then on Tuesday, May 19 he fell at home and was taken to the hospital, where doctors found a new fracture in his back and a fractured hip.
On Thursday, May 21 Julie Jean Robertson, Jimmy’s daughter said, “We met with all of Dad’s doctors this morning. Dad will start radiation for his spine today. This will hopefully strengthen his bone and slow the progression of the tumor. The scary thing is they found another tumor growing on his spine, which is pressing on his nerves. His orthopedic surgeon could do a surgery to put a box in his spine so the tumor will stay inside, but it is very risky so we are going to see if radiation will slow the cancer down.”
A fundraiser fishing tournament, “Tito’s Blue Collar Father/Child Fishing Tournament,” will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration and the captain’s party will be held on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sand Bar, located at the north end of the island. After fishing on Saturday there will be community fish fry, corn hole games and music at 4 p.m. 11337126_1673686162859261_6806828252293207920_o
The entry fee for the tournament is $200. Anglers competing in the “trash can slam” will be looking for stingrays, catfish and sheepshead for first and second place. First and second place prizes will also be awarded for redfish and trout.
For more information about the tournament call Brenda Lee at (352) 586-0480.
A gofundme page has been set up by Jimmy’s family, and can be viewed by going to gofundme.com/ttxat4.