Stage 4 colorectal cancer that spread to his liver. It tried beating Pine-Richland head baseball coach, Kurt, but he and his team went extra innings and refused to lose. Health for Kurt meant aggressive chemo that not only shrunk his tumors, it also killed them. It meant his liver, once full of too many tumors to operate, was made operable. It meant an incredible recovery, and winning a title and a place in the WPIAL Hall of Fame for his courage, too.