We can all make time for Cody
Cody Meyers is a standout athlete. He's a River Valley High freshman with so much talent, varsity coach Brandon Asher couldn't wait to get him on the football field.
Two weeks ago, Cody felt ill.
He sat out practice. After a few days his weight began to drop.
Initially, it was thought Cody had food poisoning.
Results from the hospital returned grim news, but at that point, it was almost too late.
On Saturday, Cody's kidneys failed.
Meyers has been moved to Sacramento, where doctors are attempting to stabilize him enough for dialysis.
Until then, family members, friends, teachers, coaches and community members must wait for the inevitable — a transplant.
In response, coach Asher set up a Cody Meyers Fund at Sierra Central Credit Union and is asking for donations from the community.
"This is a young man who has fought hard for every organization he's been with from Sutter-Buttes Little League, Jr. Falcons. I mean, he's always been an all-star," Asher said. "And now he's fighting the biggest battle of his life.
"He's just a tremendous kid. He's someone every coach, teacher and community member would want in a young man. He's respectful and hard working. We're just asking for a little help."
Folks, there are tragedies every day around us. We can see them happening just driving in our car or walking outside our house, but most of us don't want to get involved. Most of us "don't have the time," "don't have the energy" or "don't have the money."
No. It's that we don't care enough.
I know because I've said those things to myself. I've turned away enough times and said, "great idea, I should do something like that," then turn the channel.
What I'm saying is, stop by a Sierra Central Credit Union and ask how to make a donation to the Cody Meyers Fund. Even if it's $5.
Or pickup the phone and call 1-800-222-7228. You may need to get transferred to one of our local branches in Yuba City or Marysville.
I'm not sure how it works to be honest with you, but it's a bank — they're not going to turn away your money and the tellers will find the account it's supposed to go to.
I don't normally do this. In fact, I've never donated anything accept to the Goodwill. But even for a guy who doesn't have time, certainly doesn't have the energy and is completely broke. I can stop in to donate $20. I'm sure I owe SCCU money anyway.
I'll let Asher close this one out, I couldn't have put it any better.
"This community is still based on friendly rivalries, but when something like this happens, we should all be on the same team."