I thought it was something I’d eaten, or maybe just a lingering stomach bug. I never thought it could happen to me. My wife finally made me visit the emergency room, and that’s where I got the news – stage III colon cancer. I was only 56.
Cancer can take over your life – it sucks up your energy and ravages your health. What doctors don’t tell you is how much cancer takes over your mind. The voice in your head asking “Will I make it?” The lingering doubts. The loneliness.
That’s why I volunteer my time for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Buddy Program.
When you’re going through cancer, nothing’s more important than knowing there’s hope and support. You’re not just a number. And that’s exactly what you get from the Buddy Program.
This program has helped thousands of newly diagnosed patients and their families. However, with nearly 150,000 being diagnosed with colon cancer every year in the United States, there is so much more work to be done.
That’s why I stand by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Not only are they on the front lines supporting patients and caregivers, but they're fighting to get more people screened and funding critical research to find a cure.
You are not a statistic!
Survivor and Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy
P.S. More than half a million survivors and caregivers turn to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s patient support programs each year. Make a donation today to provide a real and immediate impact on the lives of people like me.