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Man hopes to fulfill longtime dream after cancer diagnosis

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Ever since Rudy Morris picked up the game of golf more than twenty years ago, he had a dream to strive for, a place where he wanted to play so badly that even a rare diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4 Brain Cancer hasn't changed his big wish.  

Today his family put on a special fundraiser at the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland with the hope of raising enough money to make it all happen.

 "One of my dreams was to play at Pebble Beach before I die," Rudy said. "So my son-in-law and daughters got together and brought this thing up. They've worked their buns off and they made it work."

 The Pebble Beach course in California has always been on Rudy's bucket list, but after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, and told he only had 15 months to live, his family decided to step in.

 "Ever since he started playing golf we've always heard him say he's going to play at Pebble Beach one day," his daughter Renee' said. "We knew he would do it, we just didn't know he would do it because of this."

"To see how many people support me... It's touching," Rudy said.

His strength is what Rudy's family and friends are counting on to get him through the difficult road ahead, but thanks to community support, his family says the road will have a detour at Pebble Beach in the coming months.

 Rudy's family says they also want today's fundraiser to be about brain cancer awareness.  They tell us Rudy had symptoms for months before he went to the doctor.

To learn more about his cancer and what to look out for click here:  

 *If you would like to donate or learn more about Rudy's cause you can call Renee' at 371-9013 or email her at


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