Over the last two days the work you have done to make College GameDay hear the story of Travis Roberts has paid off. They have heard you, and so has WSB-TV. I am told that everyone should tune in at 5:45PM for an interview conducted with Travis. (See the story below the fold)
650k tweets and mentions later, the community that surrounds Peach Pundit and politics in Georgia has done amazing work.
Please continue to Tweet, Facebook, scream from the rooftops. It has made a difference.
Again, thank you, and keep up the good work.
UGA grad battling cancer wages ESPN campaign
A Cobb County man is working to get a family member who is battling cancer on college football’s biggest stage.
Joe Pettit started the Twitter campaign #TravonGameDay in an effort to get his brother-in-law on College GameDay when ESPN’s signature college football show travels to Athens for this weekend’s game.
Travis Roberts, a UGA grad, is battling a rare cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma.
“The last couple days have been hard. The last couple days have brought bad news and then worse news. His chemotherapy is failing, and the cancer is growing,” Joe wrote on a blog.
Pettit is the chairman of the Cobb County Young Republicans and his cause has grabbed the attention of state leaders on Twitter including Gov. Nathan Deal and Congressman Phil Gingrey.
Channel 2’s Jeff Dore is talking with Travis and will have the interview on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4. Check back for more on this story.