As most of you are aware, on November 12, 2008, my life took a major detour. A cancerous mass perforated my colon while I was in Iraq. I was told had I gone back to my hootch and gone to sleep I would not have awakened from the massive internal bleeding and septic shock. Pretty sobering news.
Through God’s grace, the hands of my surgeon, USAF Major Nathan Piovesan and the chemotherapy aftercare from the
, I am a Cancer Survivor. Even though I am still facing more chemo and possibly radiation I am grateful . . . I am thankful . . . and, I am thoughtful for the gift of life. Central Indiana Cancer Center
I have been the beneficiary of grants from the American Cancer Society in defraying the difference in the payments the insurance pays and the actual cost for my treatments. Just one drug, at .05 mg costs $14,400.00 a month. Each month, the ACS kicks in $3,200.00 to make up the difference.
This June 13-14, I will be participating in my first “physical activity” in the form of the Relay for Life at Beech Grove Middle School. The event raises funds for cancer research and provide financial assistance for those who were or are in the same position as me. It is time for me to Pay It Forward and I could use your help. If you would like to help sponsor me I would truly be appreciative. Anything from a few dollars to a small fortune helps . I know times are tough right now and you may choose other avenues for your hard earned dollars. If so, trust me, I understand. If you do choose to donate, click the link below and it will take you to my donation page.
Thank you for even considering doing this and I will let all of you know how I did.