JUPITER, Fla. — The Heather Street Klownz haunted house in Jupiter 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.
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The masterminds behind the popular haunted house are Roy and Nikki Jandreau, Twisty’s sister-in-law.
Twisty has been a part of the haunted house since it started, but after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer
“Last year I couldn’t have been here to even do this interview with you. 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,” said Twisty.
He said he had not been feeling like himself but it wasn’t until 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. Cancer doesn’t wait,” said Herron.
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 Dec. 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 Twisty 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,” said Herron.
Twisty will make his return to the haunted house tonight for the final night. It starts at 7:30 p.m. 6128 Heather St. in Jupiter.