Bandit, his brother and fellow rescue doggo Timmy and I are here to ask for your support as I'm Goin’ Bald for Bucks again to help in the fight against cancer. To help those working to save my wife Brenda's life through ongoing treatments at Roswell Park.
Since we shaved our heads last Sabres season, Cancer has rocked our family again.
My wife Brenda, a Buffalo native, was diagnosed with Colon Cancer after undergoing a Colonoscopy.
She has a rare form of the disease that is very agressive. Roswell Park is taking care of Brenda and we are greatful for their knowledge and compassion.
I can't put into words the emotions that have become part of our everyday life suddenly since hearing those words. If you're in or have been in the fight, you know what I am talking about.
Cancer was already too much a part of our families story.
My younger sister Vicki, was diagnosed with a malignant tumor that no child had survived, rhabdomyosarcoma.
Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto enrolled her in a treatment plan never before prescribed and it worked! Her success became a victorious case study globaly.
My mom has had multiple forms of Cancer, Type B Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Breast Cancer and bladder Cancer.
My late father died as a result of his battle with Lung Cancer a few years ago now. He, like my wife Brenda, had Colon Cancer. But because of a late diagnosis, dad had to live with a Colostomy Bag for a good portion of his retirement. The signs were there about the colon Cancer, he just waited too long to tell his doctors.
Then lung Cancer popped up. Dad was a pretty consistent smoker. Had surgery to remove a spot on his lung. He died in recovery in hospital.
As the only one in our family, not yet diagnosed with Cancer, I am charged with leading the fight.
So, I will for a 4th time with the Buffalo Sabres, shave my head to raise critically needed funds for cutting-edge cancer research and compassionate, innovative patient-care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Please consider making a donation. No donation is too small, and every dollar adds up to something greater than any one of us could accomplish alone. Together, we can help find cancer cures and save lives.
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