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 to the right.
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 Henryville, IN
It was a mild breezy spring day in 2013. I had just hit a tee shot down the left hand side of #1, which made a fortunate bounce into the fairway, leaving me a short iron from the green. The call I received before hitting that short iron, felt like a very unfortunate bounce into the deep rough, hazard, or maybe even out of bounds. The doctor said, “Mr. Embry, the pathology report confirms you have cancer”. About a month before, I had developed a very sharp pain in my side. My doctor sent me for...Read More
from Hampshire, IL
My cousin was 34 when she went to the doc for pain & blood in her stool. He treated her for IBS for a year before finally having a colonoscopy done. Sure enough, she had stage 4 colon cancer. She fought for 3 years before the cancer completely took over. She died right before her 38th birthday.Every needs to know this is NOT an old persons disease! Know the signs & family history! If caught early enough, colon cancer is 100% treatable!Read More
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