Patients, survivors, friends and family say it best. The following testimonials were submitted by people whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. Whether a story of survival, a story in honor of someone who has battled this disease, or a first person account of a colonoscopy – we invite you to share your story. You can submit your story by filling out the “Tell Us Your Story” form here.
Because of the impact your story can have on colon cancer prevention, we will make a five dollar donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every story submitted. Together with ESPN, famed college basketball coach, Jimmy Valvano, formed the foundation in 1993 before losing his own battle with cancer. His foundation’s focus on saving lives by finding cures for cancer is a mission that complements ours. To date, 16 grants and more than 2.2 million dollars have been awarded directly to colon cancer funding.
Just as Coach Jimmy V dreamt of finding cures for cancer, we too are a part of the fight to eliminate this disease. Thank you for sharing your story. It really can make a difference.
from Houston, TX
When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening”. I began questioning God, why would you do this to me? What had I done in life so bad to have this placed upon me? But instead of bemoaning my fate, I decided to look for the positive side of it. There has to be a reason for it all.
I also realized...Read More
from Tallahassee , FL
This is my great-grandfather Joseph Pearce Walsh Senior. He was Mountain Patrolman for the New York Police Department and then later Patrolmen around the city from 1912 to 1942 30 years retired badge number 9000. My grandfather never used his gun wants in the line of duty he would use his night stick throwing it if need to trip a robber. Supposedly he stopped a runaway carriage by having to jump on the whore says upfront and that’s what injured him and why they put him at patrolman later on in his years I want to donate his badge 10 the New York...Read More
from Warsaw, NY
I am one week away from my 6th anniversary of being free from Stage IIb colon cancer. My family had no history of colon cancer. I discovered mine by paying attention to what my body told me. Frightened my father so much he had an exam performed while I was still in the hospital. Unfortunately he died of a rare brain tumor the following May.It’s never to early to start testing and don’t ignore what your body may be trying to tell you.Read More
from Rougemont, NC
June 1, 2010 my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at the age of 39. To say that we were devastated is an understatement. We had three young girls and of course, they were our first concern. During the entire ordeal we never lost hope. Optimism and a good attitude kept us going. We chose to deal by joking and laughing because laughter kept the tears away. My husband endured 4 surgeries and too many treatments to count. He continued to work almost up to his death on October 3, 2013. He was the absolute...Read More
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