"It’s an absolutely amazing opportunity to get to know people and their rich histories then become a part of that through this shared experience."
"For someone who is newly diagnosed, I would want them to know that you are incredible and you can fight this. You have been given a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self-control and you are not alone in this battle. I HIGHLY recommend journaling each day (or every day that you can) and being real and honest about how you are doing. I will save that journal forever and look back on it often. Others may try to compare you to other situations (good or bad), but I recommend focusing on battling the cancer you face. Remember, statistics are for groups and you are an individual."
"Every day was hard. Seeing the changes in my body- physically- really bothered me. The worst was when I lost sixteen pounds in one week. I was laying face first on my floor waiting to take my last breath, and the words I told everybody about me beating “this thing” kept racing through my head."
"On a serious note, men need to start by talking openly about their health. I want to live in a world where we can freely talk about testicular self-exams. I want conversation to be open about all health issues, but I’m especially passionate about men’s health. Not talking about it can be a potentially life-threatening mistake. Keeping each other accountable for performing regular self-checks is also critical. Without honest conversations, this accountability is impossible."
"I might have fear, but I can do anything! Today is my gift and I am going to open up!"