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    Support for Scott
    This is not an easy time to make a donation, but days into months with Testicular Cancer are the constant reminder of the efforts and work needed to cross the finish line with this disease.
    It has been a long time since I have come across a person who has come so full circle to help others. The outreach that is accomplished through the support on this site goes far beyond comprehenson. To continue on into the limitless efforts of fundraising deserves our continued and un-ending support!!!
    So my words here are to encourage all who read this to remember the possiblities of team. To consider the contribution that we all make each and everyday and to join together with the support that will make a difference for those who wear the color yellow and for those yet to come. Sincerely, Russell's Mom, Sharon
    Click here to support my LIVESTRONG Challenge with Team LOVEstrong.

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    I really appreciate your help! This seems like a good place to post my letter to the editor, printed this week in local newspapers.
    To the Editor:

    I agree wholeheartedly with Susan Estrich's column, "There is another war to fight."

    Before I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2003 at age 39, I didn't really understand cancer's impact on individuals, families and society. In the years since, I've learned my lesson.

    I've been lucky to have a relatively easy time of it. I've met countless others who have faced bigger challenges head on, some going through active treatment for years, and too many dying. Further, while survival rates have increased among young and older cancer patients, they haven't improved at all since 1975 for those in their 20s and 30s.

    After my experience, one way I give back is to support the work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation in the fight against cancer. While it's a cold day in February, I've already begun fund-raising and training to bike 100 miles in this year's LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philadelphia, on Aug. 26. It is an event that inspires and empowers everyone affected by cancer.

    While I may be cured, I'm not done beating cancer -- not until we stop it from affecting so many of my friends, neighbors and family.

    Scott Joy
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

    Your donation funds Livestrong services for people facing cancer now. Please sponsor my ride!


    • #3
      Support for Scott

      Reading Scott's message today shines light on the fact that support is needed now in order to meet the milestones of the race. Let's cheer him on!!!! He has been unbelievably helpful and there is still a lot of work/research ahead. Russell's Mom Sharon
      Click here to support my LIVESTRONG Challenge with Team LOVEstrong.


      • #4
        Where did everybody go!?!

        Brace yourself, I am in a blunt kind of mood!!
        Cancer cells take and they don't give back!
        This is not to discount anyone or the contributions that they send into the world, just a reflection of a nasty disease that sent a monster for me to contend with.
        If anyone is interested, together with Scott, I have created a donation collection form. It will be used by me to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers etc. It has Scott's information and the tax deductable LAF information. My collections will be bundled, then sent to Scott.....hoping to help him get to his very generous goal!! If anyone would like a copy of the form/s, please e-mail me at [email protected].
        It is finally becoming safe enough to have tiny bits of emotion surface. I am sure the Tsunami will arrive. For now, I will take this energy and drive it into something worthwhile!!! Hope you are with me! Russell's Mom, Sharon
        Click here to support my LIVESTRONG Challenge with Team LOVEstrong.


        • #5
          Blunt can be good. Nancy and I have a discussion about this very subject a lot. Not only is Scott kind, compassionate and dedicated to fighting cancer he is our representative to Washington. Yes he will fight cancer in all of it's forms but he is us. Support for Scott is support for our battle. His disease is our disease he is the face of our children, husbands, brothers and friends.
          Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

          Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.