BO HUFF is one of the longest-running kustomizers still working today. He's been at it for over 4 Decades and isn't set to quit anytime soon. But, in the Fall of 2010 Bo was seriously sidelined with a diagnosis of Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma...one of the most intense forms of cancer that there is.
Through medicine, treatments, bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and lots & lots of prayers and positive thoughts sent his way by millions all-over the World, he's fought back against this life-threatening disease with every once of energy he could muster up.
Bo has spent many, many hours & days at the HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE (shown above), in Salt Lake City, Utah, since the Fall of 2010.
HE LOOKS LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON TODAY (2011) than he did during that terrible ordeal of 2010. He's gained back most of his weight, and his hair - and that famous beard - are present once again, and his spirits are positive & on-target. He's even back to putting together some of those fantastic kustoms he's so famous for !
Bo and I talk frequently by phone, keeping tabs on what's going on almost monthly. So when we met up in Salina face-to-face this year for the first time since his ordeal, I wanted to record his thoughts & feelings on what he was going through at that time so we could share them with all of those great Visitors here on the HOF Legends Site.
You've all been concerned with Bo's health, helped by donating to his Cancer Relief Fund, and sending me eMails with your thoughts, prayers, and good wishes to relay to him, so it was important for me to let Bo tell you the story in his own words...and his voice rings true & sincere as you'll hear.
Bo, my friend, it's good to have you back ! Stay safe & well ! JK
Above: Bo looking much healthier than he did in the Fall of 2010 ! Here he is at the KKOA Lead Sled in Salina, 2011, with our friend the Legendary Gene Winfield.
ABOVE & BELOW: Here's yours truly with Bo during our Interview Session in Salina.
Although we always share a lot of laughs & fun-times, these were a very intense set of questions and answers that were evolving during the Interview, as Bo's health , and his thoughts on the power of prayer, were very serious subjects.
[The Interviews are always done someplace where we can have good acoustics and lots of quiet. Well-insulated motel/hotel rooms like this one usually work perfectly.]
SPECIAL NOTE: The photo shown above is actually a "reverse shot"...as it was filmed looking into the mirror ! No flash, no glare !!
(ALL PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE COURTESY OF THE BO HUFF COLLECTION.)
BO HUFF has lived in Utah for many, many years...but do you know how he got there to begin with ? Well, you'll get the answer to that question, PLUS, learn about his Museum, and, much more if you simply click-on this Link right now !