MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) - The waters of Lake Sinclair are almost like a second home for Danny White of Milledgeville. White fishes professionally on the BASS Tour and has found great success over the years.
"I'm trying to get all my tackle prepared for that tournament," said White.
The tournament is next week on Lake Norman in North Carolina, but White won't be alone on the adventure.
"Robbie has always traveled with me and if she can't come with me, I just don't go," said White.
His wife and fishing buddy, Robbie, has spent more than 20 years on lakes across the country, cheering on her number one angler.
"Danny has always had a love for fishing. And I've always enjoyed going with him," said Robbie White.
In 2007 the dynamic fishing duo took a major hit, after Robbie had a routine colonoscopy performed.
"When I woke up I knew something was wrong," said Robbie White.
Doctors diagnosed Robbie with stage 4 colon cancer and then an uphill battle of surgeries and chemo therapy ensued. Robbie's outlook on life changed quickly after seeing the disease firsthand.
"If you have cancer and you get involved in helping other people it takes your mind off of yourself," said Robbie White.
Then Robbie approached Danny about helping others in need and the couple formed Georgia Cancer Support.
"We realized that cancer patients, even if they have a good job, insurance is not enough," said Danny White.
"And I'm hearing people that can't afford their medicines when they leave, people who don't have transportation," said Robbie White.
Georgia Cancer Support provides assistance to local cancer patients and their families and most recently raised almost $1500 through a fishing tournament on Lake Sinclair. Robbie hopes the group can also raise moral for hurting families. She's still battling cancer and will have surgery next month, along with more chemo but her message of peace continues like the rippling waters of Sinclair.
"When all the doctors tell me there's nothing they can do and it's happened several times, God has the beginning and the end of your life and I want to make sure that we can share that with cancer patients all over the world, but especially here in Georgia," said Robbie.
Georgia Cancer Support will hold a fishing rodeo on Veal Pond on May 12th. If you would like to help out Georgia Cancer Support or make a donation, you can contact Danny White at (478) 731 9390.