August 2, 2010
I have been proud to work with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and am thankful for the purpose that the experiences have added to my life.
Everyone has a few significant moments in their lives that seem to steer us forward along our careers. One such moment for me was after a long, hard, hot day of work at the Bob Dole Health Awareness Booth at the Kansas State Fair.
The man (with his wife) was in his early 50’s, and they were both shocked when he was (subsequently) diagnosed with early prostate cancer. The woman told me how very thankful they both were; she took my hand and began to cry, saying, “I really need him. Thank you!” They walked away together holding hands and suddenly the rest of the week didn’t seem so long, so hard, nor so hot.
Editor’s Note: This post is part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.