Steve Gavers is a cancer survivor. “Usually a foundation like this is formed and named for a person who is deceased,” Steve said. “Well, I’m still here, I’m not afraid to talk about my cancer. I’m going to bust my butt talking to everybody about being checked and donating to fight cancer.”
In 1994, Steve made a doctor’s appointment because of pain in his hip. “I was told on a Wednesday that I had testicular cancer. I felt fine, as strong as ever. The following Monday, I was in surgery.”
After the initial surgery, Steve chose excessive chemotherapy and the removal of lymph nodes. “That put me in the 95 percent survival bracket.”
Steve knew six people who were diagnosed with cancer while he was undergoing treatment. “They aren’t here anymore.” He said. Their deaths made him determined to do something very special to raise awareness, improve treatment and advance research for cures.
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