JUPITER, Fla. — The Heather Street Klownz haunted house in Jupiter, Florida, is celebrating their last and final year. After nine years of scaring the community, Halloween night is the big finale in honor of Sheldon Herron, known as Twisty the Clown, who’s battling colon cancer.
The masterminds behind the popular haunted house are Roy and Nikki Jandreau, Herron’s sister-in-law.
Herron has been a part of the haunted house since it started, but after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, he had to take a break.
“Last year, I couldn’t have been here to even do this interview with you," Herron said. "I was so weak and so sick and tired. I was getting my chemo and getting ready for my surgery, and there was just no way I could be here."
He said he had not been feeling like himself. A colonoscopy at the age of 50 found he had a mass in his colon.
“If things aren’t working the way they’re supposed to, go (to the doctor) and don’t wait," Herron said. "Cancer doesn’t wait."
After more than a dozen rounds of chemo and a surgery, he’s one step closer to being a cancer survivor. He’s scheduled to have another surgery December 5 to remove a mass in his lung.
Donations are encouraged if you are planing to visit the Heather Street Klownz haunted house and they will be donated to help Herron and his family during this difficult time.
“I don’t know how I could ever repay everybody other than to say thank you and just do the best you can when you come out of this and of course I’m going to support anybody that has this that needs it,” Herron said.
Twisty will make his return to the haunted house on Halloween for the final night.
This story was originally published by Janny Rodriguez on WPTV.