I found out I had incurable cancer. Just like that. Right out of the blue.
In October, 2014, I was diagnosed as having Stage 4 prostate cancer with metastasis to bones, lymph, and a couple of organs. My PSA score was 365 (“OK” is a score of 0-1), and my Gleason score was 9, indicating a very fast-moving cancer. It’s true…Life does give you lemons.
By the time I started androgen deprivation therapy in November, my PSA score had risen to 509. There’s a word for people like me – “toast.”
Nearly a year into treatment, I am – to the best of my knowledge – still here. But I am beginning to have more not-so-good days than I’d like.
When they heard what happened, people asked me, “What can I do?” and “Is there anything you need?” And one day, it struck me: The best gift you can give someone with incurable cancer is one good day when they need it most.
And that’s when I started working on the lemonade: OneGoodDay.org – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that is committed to improving quality of life for lower-income adults who have been diagnosed with incurable cancer. OneGoodDay makes micro-grants to help these deserving patients enjoy one good day that can make a real difference on a deeply personal level.
Why focus on lower-income adults? Because their need is great. Incurable cancer doesn’t just afflict the wealthy and well-insured. It is a very expensive losing battle to wage. And at the beginning, or near the end, of the struggle not everyone has the financial resources to enjoy One Good Day that can really make a difference.
That’s where you come in.
OneGoodDay.org needs your financial support to grow its outreach to lower-income adults and their caregivers, and to issue more micro-grants to deserving patients with incurable cancer.
The need is huge. Your generous donation of $100, $500, $1,000 or more is greatly appreciated! OneGoodDay has the potential to touch the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lower-income adults who have been diagnosed with incurable cancer. You can make a real difference by making a donation, right here, right now. Thank you.