F*ck Cancer

I had cancer and got VERY lucky that all the right things happened
I have been cancer free for 25 years

Aug 9 I will be walking in a Relay For Life to help raise money for research to help discover the cure for cancer

This is what I have on my fundraising page

My photo tells my story. 25 years ago, I beat cancer.

Now I want to give everyone else the same chance.

In Nov '87 I was in the US Marines and had come home on leave for Thanksgiving with my wife and 3 month old baby. While home I noticed swelling and went in to the doctor. 5 hours later I was being prepped for surgery. I woke the next morning to find I was missing a testicle and now had to deal with cancer. I was lucky because my surgeon had education and suspected it and performed the surgery that gave me the best chance of survival if it was cancer. Thanks to his skill and knowledge I am here today to pass it forward.

I wear a purple shirt as a survivor. Too many wear it because someone didn't survive. I don't want them to have to give anymore purple shirts because cancer has been beaten.

Give money, if you can't donate, pass my page on to others so they might.



  1. Shared it on facebook again. KISS

  2. Hi John,I was actually reading through a few of your posts and holy cow, cancer free for 25 years now? I really admire that you are trying to pay it forward by helping others. I had a quick question about your blog and was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks!