July 15, 2024

CHRONICLE

Volume 6.
Colontown, USA

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MEET KNIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE KEITH

Keith believes knowledge is power and that it’s good to get multiple opinions from different sources

I am a 44 year old stage IV colon cancer patient. I just passed by 3rd “cancerversary” as I was diagnosed on 5/5/21. Very similar to many of fellow CRC patients, I have experienced chemotherapy, SBRT radiation, multiple surgeries and have just begun a clinical trial at City of Hope in California. Outside of “cancer world” I am a husband to my wife Casey for 16 years, and a father to our 2 boys Logan and Parker (who are all 3 superheros in my book).

   I was informed about COLONTOWN through my nurse navigator at my local cancer center shortly after my diagnosis. It has been so important on this journey since day 1. I have found “my people” who are on a similar path and we are able to share stories, experiences, and learn from each other. There is something special about talking to other patients and caregivers who “get it”.

   Outside of relationships COLONTOWN has provided so many educational resources for me to better understand my disease as well be a better advocate for my care. This community has provided my family and I so much support that I wanted to find a way to give back and help others.

   I am currently the host in THE INDY CREW (the local Indiana

group) as well as a trainer in the Empowered Patient Leadership (EPL) program. As of last year, I am a member of the leadership cabinet for COLONTOWN. As scary as a cancer diagnosis is, the support I have gotten from COLONTOWN makes this journey a little easier.

I am a 44 year old stage IV colon cancer patient. I just passed by 3rd “cancerversary” as I was diagnosed on 5/5/21. Very similar to many of fellow CRC patients, I have experienced chemotherapy, SBRT radiation, multiple surgeries and have just begun a clinical trial at City of Hope in California. Outside of “cancer world” I am a husband to my wife Casey for 16 years, and a father to our 2 boys Logan and Parker (who are all 3 superheros in my book).

   I was informed about COLONTOWN through my nurse navigator at my local cancer center shortly after my diagnosis. It has been so important on this journey since day 1. I have found “my people” who are on a similar path and we are able to share stories, experiences, and learn from each other. There is something special about talking to other patients and caregivers who “get it”.

   Outside of relationships COLONTOWN has provided so many educational resources for me to better understand my disease as well be a better advocate for my care. This community has provided my family and I so much support that I wanted to find a way to give back and help others.

   I am currently the host in THE INDY CREW (the local Indiana group) as well as a trainer in the Empowered Patient Leadership (EPL) program. As of last year, I am a member of the leadership cabinet for COLONTOWN. As scary as a cancer diagnosis is, the support I have gotten from COLONTOWN makes this journey a little easier.

MEET MORE COLONTOWN HEROES

These hometown heroes keep COLONTOWN safe, educated and connected to other patients and carepartners

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Did you know that COLONTOWN is filled with local heroes? As we move into the new year, we want to highlight all the amazing ways our patients and carepartners give back. From the Knight of Knowledge to the Sensational Survivor, our superheroes help thousands of their neighbors find their people, research new treatment options, and advocate for their own care. Check here every month to see a new COLONTOWN Hero unmasked! Do you know a superhero in your neighborhood?

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