Pollard family story to be featured on America’s Family Coaches Saturday


As Director of Athletics at Iowa State, Jamie Pollard’s life is very public. So, too, are the lives of his immediate family. That includes 10-year-old son, James.

Many Cyclone fans know some parts of James’ story. As a 10-pound baby at birth, 3½ pounds comprised James and the remainder was a tumor (size of a basketball).

Over the last several years – as he has faced recurrences of the tumor and endured multiple chemo treatments – James’ story is one of courage, perseverance and family love and support.

The Pollard’s tale – which frequently swings toward James – is being shared Saturday on WHO-Radio (1040 AM) at 2 p.m.

Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg, known as America’s Family Coaches, are award-winning authors and marriage conference speakers. On Des Moines radio, they highlight Iowans and their remarkable stories.

Tomorrow, the radio hosts will share the Pollard’s story. It’s not a Cyclone story necessarily, but with this sports-crazed family Iowa State Athletics is never far from the conversation.

James’ story has touched the hearts of many. On Saturday, you can hear how a courageous little guy continues to inspire through words shared by his dad and mom.

Go Cyclones, and more importantly, go James!

Reader feedback is welcome at 2minutetimeout@iastate.edu. You can also follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/SteveMalchow


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