September 5th, 2012
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Carlos Turner poured his pain and passion into cooking, and left a bittersweet legacy behind.

The 16-year-old cystic fibrosis patient spent the last few months of his too-brief life perfecting his barbecue sauce recipe - with a little bit of help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the form of a cookware shopping spree, and counsel from the Hearts and Hands Palliative Care program at Kosair Children's Hospital where he was treated. He kept the recipe in a locked box with the hope that he'd someday be able to produce, bottle and share his beloved sauce with other fish-allergic barbecue lovers (many sauces contain Worcestershire sauce, which has anchovies as an ingredient) - and share the proceeds with the hospital that had cared for him.

Thanks to Bloemer Food Sales and Texas Roadhouse restaurants, which continued the project after Turner's death in 2008, Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce will be sold in selected Walmart stores in Louisville and Southern Indiana, with proceeds to benefit therapy programs at Kosair.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Inner Sanctum

    Why does this read as an Onion headline.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  2. BBQ Lover

    Hey sputnick1, sit on a sharp stick you jerk!

    September 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  3. sputnick1

    Another stupid story. Nobody really cares.

    September 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • sputnick1isADOUCHE

      Wow – trolling must be bad today. You are truly the p!ss bucket of society. Go away.

      September 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Metropl

      HUMAN GARBAGE ALERT: See above names sputnick1

      September 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Geezer

      Sadly, trolls have little else in their lives. When he says "Nobody really cares", he left off "about my worthless life"

      He's even a pretty bad troll; he has this story to work with and **best** he can do is "Another stupid story. Nobody really cares."??!!

      He is a douche and lost all troll cred. whatta idiot


      September 18, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  4. BillinTexas

    God Bless that kid. God Bless him.

    Will buy his barbecue sauce.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:50 am |
  5. gah

    so sad

    September 5, 2012 at 1:55 am |
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