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Frankford native is “Built Ford Tough”

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Whoever coined the phrase “eternal optimist” must have had Jody Ford in mind.

Ford, a Frankford-area native, now living in Columbia, was diagnosed with Stage Three rectal cancer in mid-August. While this announcement came as a surprising blow, Ford has taken it in stride.

“That’s just life,” he said.

Already split between maintaining roles as a loving father to his two twin girls, Karley and Kaitlyn, both eight, a doting husband to wife, Jill, who is also from Pike County, and the full-time head coach at  Fayette’s Central Methodist University, Ford seamlessly added this new responsibility – his health – to his plate.

Regardless, the Boone County resident quickly noted his naivety to the situation he currently finds himself in.

Check out the front page of this week’s issue of the Bowling Green Times for the rest of Jody’s story!