In June 2012, I was a 41-year old husband, father of three and Army
squadron commander in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell,
Kentucky. I was about to deploy to Afghanistan, when a stage 4
prostate cancer diagnosis changed everything.
Well, not everything.
Instead of retiring or changing jobs in order to focus solely on my health, I made the difficult choice, supported by my commanders, to remain in command...
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" As I grazed through elementary school, the answer was never an Olympic gymnast or an...
Eight weeks. That's how long my wife and I have been in Houston,
where I entered a Phase 1 drug trial for ABT-199, a new experimental
drug that may provide at least a long-term solution, if not a cure,
for my chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
We came not knowing what would happen or what to expect. We were amateurs, neophytes, newbies, 76-year-old children going to the doctor for the first time, figuratively speaking.