Half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Today about 11 million people here in the U.S. have had some type of cancer. We in the Inland Empire, where the population is larger than that of 24 states, deserve the best in cancer care. Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer BELIEVE that creating the best care for cancer patients and their families in this community starts here!
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer will host the 9th Annual Believe Walk in the historic district of Redlands. The Believe Walk will benefit various cancer-fighting organizations in the Inland Empire communities that support cancer patients and their families.
Throat Cancer Survivor
March of 2005 I had neck surgery to repair a damaged disc, three weeks after my surgery a lump formed on my neck. After a biopsy was done, I was diagnosed with throat cancer. Loma Linda Cancer Center’s team of doctors came up with my game plan. I had surgery on my lymph nodes to remove the cancer and immediately began seven weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. There was a time during my treatment I felt like giving up, but I started feeling better and knew I would get through it. I am grateful for the team at Loma Linda Cancer Center for taking the time to thoroughly evaluate my diagnoses to create a plan that was right for me.
I am thankful for my family helping me during my treatment. As well as, my wife’s gift for me on Father’s Day, a miniature pincher I named Remo (after Radiation and Chemo). Most new puppies learn how to fetch, jump and play when they’re small; Remo learned how to be there for me when I needed him the most.
I have been in remission for 11 years. I am a survivor.