Bobby Curnutt wasn't even planning on fishing at the second annual Big Bass Bash at Lake Palestine last weekend.

Curnutt experienced an injury at work a few days before the tournament, but after talking with his son, Kyle, he decided to give it a go.

Kyle, 24, has cancer and has been fighting it for the past year. Going to Lake Palestine to fish in the tournament wasn't a personal one -- Kyle told his father he needed to go, so Bobby did.

A few days later he was holding a check for $10,000.

Bobby's brought in an 8.46-pound bass to the weigh station two hours into the tournament on Saturday morning. And when the final weigh-ins came and went Sunday afternoon, he was still on top of the leaderboard.

Bobby could barely hold back the tears when he was presented the check on the deck at Lake Palestine Resort. He returned home soon after, and Kyle was the first person he went to see.

"I told him I won the tournament for you, I won that (check) for you, and he smiled," Curnutt told KETK NBC 56 on the evening news this week.

We want to extend all our love and prayers to Bobby, his family and most of all, to Kyle. It was a blessing getting to know this wonderful family over the weekend, and we are so grateful for things like the Big Bass Bash that can help us meet each other and share our stories.

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