A Hot Springs native, Caton Jones held a spirit in his soul much larger than his 19 years of age. He lived genuinely, with passion. As a drummer, Caton marched with a warrior spirit.
On the morning of January of 8, 2016, while home on break from Arkansas State University, Caton was traveling to work as a passenger when an accident lead to what most thought would be fatal. But, Caton’s warrior spirit would not allow him to stop fighting.
For months, Caton persevered through the recovery of multiple life threatening injuries to his head and body. While in rehab, cancer was discovered in Caton’s jaw.
On November 11, 2016, Caton lost the battle with cancer, but claimed the final victory by entering into eternity with his Lord.
Lisa Jones of Hot Springs, Caton’s mother, founded a nonprofit in his honor. Through this program, funding is being provided to Arkansas Hospice to enable the purchase of teddy bears, that when squeezed, play the heartbeat sound of a patient.
Arkansas Hospice care team members will capture and upload the heartbeat sounds to the bears, then provide them to the families of patients.
CLICK HERE to view Caton’s mother, Lisa, tell her story on local news.
Funds are being raised by Arkansas Hospice Foundation for the purchase of Doppler recording devices, which are needed to record the sound of a patient’s heartbeat for Caton’s Cubs. Donations for these units and other expenses related to the program can be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation.
“This is the best Christmas present ever!”
-Mother of Arkansas Hospice pediatric patient and recipient of a Caton’s Cub
We look forward to sharing more about Caton’s Cubs, and their impact on the families of pediatric patients. If you would like to make a donation to Caton’s Cubs now, CLICK HERE. Please specify “Caton’s Cubs” where appropriate to ensure your donation funds this program.
CLICK HERE to visit Caton’s Cubs public group page on Facebook
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