Ray O’Canto, a man never at a loss for words, has two to share with everyone: “Thank you.”

The Fresno media personality known for his “Get Dirty!” call after Fresno State won the 2008 NCAA baseball championship is at Hinds Hospice after a two-month fight with cancer.

Last weekend, during a visit from GV Wire Publisher Darius Assemi, O’Canto recorded a video message for everyone, and it was classic, upbeat Ray.

‘I Love This Community’

“I just want to tell you how overwhelmed I am by the amount of support I’ve received from my friends, who have just rallied around me,” he said.

O’Canto, also known as the host of the food/travel program “DineOut Along the Road,”  said he was getting stronger. But he added, “who knows what our last breath will be? Only God knows that.”

GoFundMe account has been established for the former Fresno State baseball standout.

“I love this community, I love what it means to me,” O’Canto said. “I’ll always try to uplift it in any way I can.”

9 Responses

  1. Craig Swearingen

    Hey Ray. Hang in there bro. You and your family are in our prayers.

  2. Robert McCardell

    So glad to hear those words from your lips and your faith in God. Prayers are definitely answered. Keep up the progress as we all keep praying for you.

  3. Patricia Arce

    Hey Ray, God is looking upon you and your loved ones. Prayers from Patricia and Miguel and La Cabaña staff.
    God bless you and give you straight.

  4. cheryl

    Hey Raymond just praying for you stay positive remember the good old days from mineral king we lost my best friend to cancer Shereen Sweeney she fought to the end so keep up the good fight and god bless you! Cheryl Griffin Barry

  5. Margaret Aldrete

    Ray and Rosie,
    I didn’t know your son,but I am privileged to know you.Asking our heavenly Father and The Holy Spirit to comfort you at this time. May you feel the presence of Jesus Christ.


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