Jon Hood tweets feelings over loss of great friend

Jon Hood was Scott Schaefer’s favorite basketball player, even way back in high school when Jon was playing for Madisonville.

Scott Schaefer, 12 years old, had tricuspid atresia - a congenital heart defect, he has had 5 heart surgeries, 14 heart catheters, a bilateral hernia repair, and suffered a shower of strokes during one surgery in 2007.

Scott also loves Kentucky basketball. His friend and favorite player is Jon Hood of Madisonville.
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He gave a piece of the net from the championship game to Scott.

He gave a piece of the net from the championship game to Scott.

The students at Hanson School were treated last week to a visit from our very own Kentucky Wildcat. Jon Hood, who was a Hanson Hunter, stopped by the school to visit. He came to Amy Polley’s room with a very special gift for his friend Scott Schaefer, a championship cap and a piece of the net from the championship game. Scott was beside himself and the students in the class were so excited for him. Jon also stopped by Tammy Carver’s room to visit with his cousin Seth Daniels. Jon may take come criticism from sports commentators when he takes the floor next year. But I will tell you his heart is in the right place. He did a great deed to make his friend Scott feel great.
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Last December, Coach Cal tweeted about how he is proud of Jon and his relationship with Scott Schaefer.


Yesterday Jon Hood expressed his loss through a series of tweets. BBN’s thoughts and prayers for your loss Jon and to Scott’s family.



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  • Joe L. Gilliland

    Sounds like two good friends. Sorry for your loss Mr. Hood and thanks for your kind heart.

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