Johnny Rodriguez

Stars of The Border 2022

My Story...

Johnny grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney with his Mum and four brothers.  Johnny moved to Howlong when he was 30 to look out for his Mum and has lived in Albury ever sinceHe loves all outdoors activities including rugby league, fishing, motorbike riding, hiking cooking and singing! 

 

Johnny has a 16-year-old son Ayden who lives in WA with his Mum as well as a step daughter Tao and son Zach from his marriage to the love of his life Kate Jones in 2019. Johnny met Kate online through the Tinder dating app and they soon fell in love, leading to a four-year romance before marrying and spending the best five years of their lives together before cancer took Kate away from Johnny in February 2020. 

 

Kate was diagnosed with a triple negative cancer which stemmed from breast cancer diagnosed five years prior, just 12 months before Kate and Johnny were married. “Our cancer journey was long and so bloody hard,” Johnny saidHowever what I could see from this was the strength my wife had to keep on keeping on day in and day out, forever hoping for a CURE or treatment that would work.” 

 

“Kate was the get up in my go!” Johnny explained. Very quickly we fell in love - her family, friends and the positive energy she gave out to all in her circle was so motivating, uplifting and energetic and we all felt the kindness she gave out to everyone. She was honestly the most beautiful human not only me, but we all were lucky enough to have by our side. Kate was MY biggest fan - she built me up to be the very best I could be.” 

 

Johnny's life now without Kate feels empty and less meaningful. Johnny knows he is not the only person living with grief due to death by cancer. He feels honoured to be able to dedicate time and energy to Border Dance For Cancer and be able to donate much needed funds to the fight against cancer and hopefully (fingers & toes crossed), find a cure for the most horrible incurable disease that has ever been diagnosed to humankind. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$13.45k

Fundraiser Night Funds

$12.57k

Offline Funds

$10k

Public House Albury

$4.02k

Rob Jones

$1.02k

Anonymous

Poco loco Colombia

$515

Anonymous

Proud of you brother love you always poco loco Colombia

$500

Anonymous

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Kym Bisset

Congrats Johnny, look forward to seeing those twinkle toes in action. Bring home the Bacon!

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Jodie Tiernan

Super proud! Xxx ❤️❤️❤️

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Chris Towner

Kate would be proud mate

$261

Final Form Contracting Pty Ltd

Good on ya mate. Kate would be super proud of you. We can't wait to see you on the dance floor. 👌🕺

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Carolyn Taylor

Johnny, you know Kate is so proud of you. Looking forward to seeing the moves! 🕺🏻

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Avery Weilandt

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Chloe Grech

Thanks Johnny you got this 👊🏽love Chloe & Will 💜

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Hunter Smith

Good on ya Johnny, well done. You’ve been a rock for Tao and Zak and I know they both appreciate you more than you realise.

$105.50

Ross Madin

Mate sorry it’s late love ya work

$105.50

Craig R Underhill

Awesome. Kate would be so proud of you working hard for this great cause!

$105.50

Mel Wilke

Light up that dance floor baby! Kate would be so proud.

$104.40

Scott Mcaleese

Great work Johnny.

$104.40

Von Modra

Go Johnny. I’ll be there to cheer you on for sure!! You’re amazing.

$104.40

Heather Centofanti

Well done Johnny! You’ll be awesome!

$104.40

Zak Gower Jones

🕺❤️

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Mick Krautz

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Sharon & Colin Stewart

All the best on the dance floor Jonny.

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Ash Breed

Go get 'em Johnny! Good luck

$104.40

Irene Rodriguez

$104.40

Ayden Rodriguez

Proud of you DAD❤️👍

$104.40

Anonymous

The brightest star will be watching over you from above. Very proud of you.

$100

Nick Kohlhagen

$100

Tao Gower-jones

Here’s to a world without cancer 💗

$52.75

Kyle Porta

$52.75

Frank Calabria

Devestated I missed your event mate pls keep me posted for anything in the future. You should be proud of what you are doing. Only thing now to do is come back to albury city :)

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Karen Sinclair

In memory of beautiful Kate ❤️

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Elaine Dove

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Fiona Simmonds

What a wonderful way to celebrate Kate’s memory! She would love it! Go Johnny!

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Tanuvasa Whanau

Proud of you brother always ❤️

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Tim Drysdale

Proud of what you doing mate

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Ebert

So excited for you… this is so awesome ❤️

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Jacs Armstrong

Go you!

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Marty, Eliza & Sadie

All the best Johnny 🙏🏼❤️

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Al Van Breda

Great work mate

$50

Sue Simmons

I wonder if you can dance as well as you play baseball? Good luck Johnny

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Bedehop

Best of luck buddy

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Doug, Catherine, Will And Jack

Kate would love this, go Johnny !! XXX

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Carolina Gonzalez

Proud of you Uncle Johnny

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Melenie Mccracken

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Danica Baker

You’re amazing, J-Rod! Break a leg! Keep it up my friend!