Christopher Jordan Guillot
July 22, 1991 - March 24, 2010
Chris Guillot was the embodiment of the culture and values of John Curtis Christian School. While attending John Curtis Christian from the 6-12 grades, Chris excelled in both academics and athletics. Chris was also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, an organization designed to bring students closer to God. Christopher maintained excellent grades and was a key member of 3 Curtis State Football Championship Teams. Chris believed that working hard in a quiet and dedicated fashion to the best of one's own ability created the greatest good. Christopher was diagnosed his senior year with Metastatic Melanoma in May of 2009 at the age of 17. Christopher went thru various treatments. Christopher never complained. He was a true hero. Chris passed away on March 24, 2010. Although Christopher's life was shortened by this illness, he lived life fully and in a way that can be considered a model for other students who attend John Curtis and among all his other friends that knew him.
Christopher's story is one in many, but the purpose of this foundation is to provide education, knowledge, support and to continue research in cancer so that a cure can be found for this deadly disease.
***Christopher's uncle, Peter Guillot, along with other family members formed a Scholarship Fund at John Curtis Christian School in honor of him and administered by the school. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship, please contact the school or the Guillot family (504-439-4611) or send an email to [email protected] for more information. This is a way to keep Chris's name and memory alive and also help students who are in need.
***This year's event will benefit The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital and the Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center, the Melanoma Research Foundation, and the John Curtis Chris Guillot Scholarship Fund.
***All Donations are tax deductible. The Christopher Jordan Guillot Memorial Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.