On June 12, 2016 – I was diagnosed with stage 4 BASE TONGUE CANCER by the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital located in New York City.
My Doctor’s said for treatment, I would need 16 Weeks of Chemotherapy – 6 weeks Radiation and All the COURAGE, HOPE, STRENGTH and FIGHT that I have in me EACH & EVERY DAY.
For six weeks I stayed at the American Cancer Society HOPE LODGE, NYC. Where at my lowest point, I was ready to give up. I went from 195 lbs. to 150 lbs., lost all of my hair, could not eat, was gaunt, weak and very tired.
At that time, I said thank you to God for the most wonderful life he had given me. Shortly thereafter, I heard in my heart and in my mind a message telling me:
“DON’T THROW IN THE TOWEL” (I would like to believe it was GOD) .
I realized then, I have SO much to live for. Including my precious golden retriever Malibu, CEO of the Company.
I then said to myself, “I am going to fight this damn cancer and I am going to Win The Fight”.
As you can see, I Won. As of November 15, 2017, I became a cancer survivor and was declared CANCER FREE.
Now, I wish to give back. Here is my commitment:
A percentage of every sale is donated to American Cancer Society.
I would like to give special thanks to: American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, NYC and Staff, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai and Staff.