Print Jennings moves north after surgery removes a tumor
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:35

Robert Jennings wants to eventually retire in the Verde Valley. He’s also happy that’s an option. A few months back, Jennings went to the doctor with some discomfort in his side.Born and raised in Tucson, Robert Jennings worked as a contractor, but after having surgery to remove a kidney tumor, he said he was looking for something a little less strenuous. Jennings and his wife, Lauren, decided to move to Camp Verde, where Lauren’s mother already lived. Today, Jennings wears an Arizona State Parks uniform as he greets visitors and helps out with other work at Fort Verde State Historic Park.

“I thought I had kidney stones,” Jennings said.

A scan revealed the truth.

“I had a tumor the size of a lemon,” Jennings said.

The tumor had caused Jennings’ fight-or-flight response to go into overdrive.

“It felt like drinking Red Bull 24 hours a day,” Jennings said.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 26, edition of the Camp Verde Journal.