Fifteen-year-old Jonah Cantu celebrates breaking ground on “Jonah’s Skate Spot.” From Vans apparel company to Frank’s Rooter in Ojai, many businesses and individuals have come forward to help make Jonah’s backyard skate park wish a reality. (photo by Jeff Shewmon)
Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor
It’s been a tough year for Ojai’s Cantu family, but this week has given them plenty to be thankful for.
Their son, Jonah, 15, underwent surgery Jan. 9 for an aggresive form of brain cancer: glioblastoma multiforme. What followed was six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, then monthly trips to UCLA for more radiation and antibody treatments as part of a clinical trial.