Prayers For T-Bone As He Battles Cancer

The Bone Collector TV host is scheduled to have part of his right leg removed next week.

Brad Gill | February 3, 2022

Travis “T-Bone” Turner needs prayers.

The beloved Bone Collector T.V. personality from Hogansville just announced publicly that he is fighting cancer, which will result in his right leg being amputated above the knee next week.

According to a post on Travis’s Facebook page yesterday, it all started in July 2021 when he asked a doctor about a spot on his right shin that popped up and grew to the size of the grape. It quickly advanced in size and was soon diagnosed as fibrosarcoma. 

Travis recently posted to his social media pages: “It is a very rare type of cancer and extremely fast growing. There are only about 15,000 cases per year and the only way to get rid of it is to surgically remove it, and it also tends to move to the lungs next if not taken care of.”

By the end of October 2021, it was discovered that Travis had a 9 mm nodule on his left lung. By that time, he also had three tumors the size of softballs on his shin outside the skin, plus smaller tumors around that. It was at that time he started a very aggressive round of chemo.

Travis’s Feb. 1, 2022 post went on to say, “As the chemo treatments are winding down now and the CT scan shows no change in the size of the nodule on my lungs (which is a good sign), it’s time to remove the sarcoma from my right lower leg. The CT scan shows that the mass and tumors are so large and intertwined in my leg muscles and bone that there is no way to effectively remove the tumor and all the cancer, so I have to have my leg amputated above the knee next week.”

Travis won a weekly scoring period during the 2020 Georgia deer season and competed in the GON’s Truck-Buck Shoot-Out in August 2021.

Travis T-Bone Turner signs a Truck-Buck Shoot-Out Realtree Outdoors jersey for a youth competitor.

For a few decades, Travis has been a contributor and friend to GON.

“His presence in last year’s Truck-Buck Shoot-Out was a real blessing for our company,” said GON‘s Daryl Kirby. “He had a dream season in 2020, killing a 152-inch buck with his bow in Week 2 and then capped off his Georgia season with a 171-inch buck with a muzzleloader in Week 5.

“Even though he was quietly battling this storm in his life during the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out, he spent extra time taking pictures and signing autographs for all of those who approached him. He’s a really outstanding guy, a great friend, and our prayers are certainly with him and his family at this time.”

Travis ends his post with, “Wanted to let you guys know what’s going on and also to think positive, smile and thank you in advance for all the well wishes and prayers. Love you guys.”

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  1. D.Warden on December 30, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Praying for you dear friend, I’m just a fan and we have never met, but I can tell that your spirit is positive, loving, confident and true. Keep an alkaline based diet, cancer can not grow in an alkaline environment, stay away from food and drink that create an acidic environment. Remember that tough times don’t last always, but tough people do.
    Stay strong and know that you are appreciated and loved by many.

  2. JasonCrawford on February 10, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Get well Brother!! We are all Praying for our T-Bone!!

  3. rich1973 on February 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    I talked with T-BONE at a grand opening for a new store in Augusta. My 10 year old was so excited to meet him and T-BONE answered every question my son threw at him. I could tell he is a down to earth good person.

    I will be praying for you sir.

  4. Vince Talley on February 5, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Hello T-Bone, my name is Vince Talley and I am originally from a small town in southeastern Va. I currently live in Clinton NC. I am an avid outdoorsman. My mom always told me I was addicted to the outdoors. I can’t disagree. Other than God, the outdoors brings me peace. I like most, enjoy the success in the woods, but its not always about the killing. The fellowship and comaraderie are very important. I turkey hunt and fish in NC and deer/turkey hunt in VA. I have a beautiful wife and five beautiful kids.
    T-Bone, I (we) are praying for you and your family. I have always said that until you’re in another man’s shoes, you don’t understand what he is going through. So, that being said, ironically, you I and were diagnosed with that “C” word at the same time. It doesn’t run in my family, so when I when I found out, I was very shell shocked. I, like you, kept it quiet, very tight lipped except to the prayer warriors. Prayer is so powerful. God has delivered me out of the valley. If He will do it for me, He will do it for you. I saw Michael on Tik Tok asking for prayer and I started researching because I’ve ALWAYS been an advocate of you guys. Please read Jeremiah 29:11. This verse helped me and it will help you also. Please hold onto the One that is holding onto you. He will NEVER leave nor forsake you.

    Your brother in Christ.

    Vince Talley

  5. gah822 on February 5, 2022 at 8:13 am

    We’re all praying for you T-Bone! I’m looking forward to seeing you in action again after you recover.

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