VIDEO: Golf’s Legendary Jack Nicklaus Gives Cancer Patient Julie Spurlock a Shout-Out
By Space Coast Daily // January 8, 2017
MERRITT ISLAND 16-YEAR OLD BATTLING CANCER
ABOVE VIDEO: Jack Nicklaus gives Merritt Island’s Julie Spurlock encouragement as she undergoes cancer treatment. Nicknamed “The Golden Bear,” Nicklaus is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, winning a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes in them, over a span of 25 years.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Jack Nicklaus, who some say is the greatest golfer of all time, is now a member of another club. That is the “club” of those that are supporting Julie Spurlock in her battle against cancer.
The “Golden Bear” recently sent Julie a very nice and touching video message of support.
Julie, from Merritt Island, Fla., was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13. She fought cancer, beat it, but now is battling it for a second time. Julie relapsed in June 2016, so the fighter is in for another fight.
Julie currently undergoes treatment at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando.
So, how fitting is it that her latest video of support comes from Jack Nicklaus, without a doubt, Arnold Palmer’s biggest rival on the golf course? The Palmer/Nicklaus duels on the golf course are legendary, dating back to the 1960s. The pair won 25 major championships between them.
Besides this latest clip from Jack Nicklaus, there are clips from four Olympians; a number of musicians, including one that has sold over 100 million albums; multiple professional football players, including one that has beaten cancer; a 24-time professional world wrestling champion; two Runway models, one that has beaten cancer; two professional basketball coaches, one from the NBA and one from the WNBA; a retired baseball player that hit over 330 home runs; a retired war hero; the next Vice President of the United States; a TV actor; a movie actress; a sitting Governor; a U.S. Congressman; two U.S. Senators; a former Florida Senate president; a student from England; greetings from China, Germany, Vietnam and the Island of Vanuata; multiple college athletic teams and college athletes; and many, many more.
There have been more than 100 video messages of support for Julie since she relapsed in June 2016. And, there will be more.
Julie’s support group “Rock for Julie” will see to it that the clips continue until she beats cancer. Stay tuned to see who is next!