On 12/19/2016 Johnny had a cancer relapse and is now undergoing Chemo treatments. Please keep him in your prayers!!!
Post from Johnny Lam Jones on December 19, 2016
"Just celebrated eleven years with this cancer. It's active again, mom went with me to get my third chemotherapy treatment a couple of days ago. She laughed when I reminded her about having to take me to the emergency when I was seven because my knees would hurt so bad, but they would always stop before I could see the doctor. At first the doctor said they were just growing pains. After a few visits he told her I just needed a butt whopping LoL.
Thank you God for using me and my mother to show the power of your Mercy and Grace....."
Please keep Johnny "Lam" close to your heart as he continues to battle Myeloma cancer that affects bone marrow in the legs.
BELOW IS AN EDITED VERSION OF JOHNNY LAM JONES BIOGRAPHY FROM WIKIPEDIA
Jones Replaced An Injured Houston McTear On The U.S. Team And Finished Sixth In The 100 Meters. He Also Ran The Second Leg For The U.S. 4x100 Team, Which Won The Gold Medal.
University Of Texas
Jones ran track at University of Texas. Lam Jones He had a modest career on the football team, averaging 28 receptions per season. Jones ranks 10th on the UT all-time all-purpose yardage list (3,042). He also is one of only three players in Longhorn history that rushed for 100 yards in a game and registered a 100-yard receiving game.
After his football career, Jones battled drug and alcohol addiction. He recovered and went on to speak about addiction to high school athletes to help them avoid the same problems.
In 2005, Jones was diagnosed with myeloma cancer that affects bone marrow in the legs.
Jones was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
Below is a video from 1976 celebrating Johnny Lam Jones Home Coming After Winning A Gold Medal (no sound)