Local cancer survivor delivers donation to DanceBlue on behalf of band

Johnson County resident, Damien Whitson, who survived a battle with cancer in 2020 got the chance to give back to the University of Kentucky DanceBlue Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic after The Technicolor Nightmare, a Johnson County-based band in which his father, Waylon Whitson — a staff writer for The Paintsville Herald — plays guitar, held an album release live stream show and fundraiser, gathering a total of $1,510 from more than 40 donors for the clinic. Damien Whitson presented the money to Child Life Specialist Kristina Hayes at his checkup on Mar. 24, where he received word that all scans were clear and the cancer has not returned.