2013

January 3, 2013
Christmas has come and gone so has 2012. For many this last year was a year of hardship and for others it was a year of tragedy. Fortunately my father was saved for us through the year although his cancer spread through his body. 2013 will be a year where the Drive planning must be completed and the execution will start. 
But during this year many will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. It is up to the individual to get tested and this will determine if we will celebrate you being a survivor or we will honor you as one of the victims.
It is not up to the family to encourage you to go to the doctor if your body tells you something is wrong, it is up to you as an individual to make the decision as only you can feel what your body is telling you. 
That persistent little pain might be nothing or it might be something that can be treated. If you leave it to long, your family might have to deal with your demise just because you did not listen.
I sincerely hope that you will listen to your body and act accordingly.
 

Prostate Cancer December Journal

December 23, 2012
Today is the 23rd of December 2012. It has now been 15 months since my father was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. It has been a difficult period in the lives of every family member since the news of the Prostate cancer. The doctors gave my father initially 3 months and last Christmas he showed no sign of deterioration. He kept on doing his thing and nobody that saw him would have said that he has terminal cancer.
That was a year ago, but unfortunately in the last couple of weeks, his ...
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Holidays and Cancer

December 10, 2012
In many countries December is a time when the schools are finished for the year and it is holiday time. You and your family prepare to go away for the break and everything is being prepared. Dad takes the car in for a service, mom make sure the shopping is done, the children just attempt to get some rest in after a long year at school.
Once everything is packed in the car, clothes, toys, children, mom and dad, the journey can begin to a destination pre-planned.
Along the route to the destinatio...
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Another pebble in the road.

November 29, 2012
Good day,
 Last night I received another rejection letter relating to the Drive. I was hoping that Toyota SA would be the sponsor for the support vehicles, but alas, it was not meant to be. After waiting weeks and even months for some sort of reply from the company's representative, the mail came as quite a disappointment.
The main problem now is the start of a new search for a sponsor for the support vehicles that would be able to cover the terrain and the temperature fluctuations that these v...
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The cancer patient and the family.

November 26, 2012
From personal experience, dealing with the patient can be at times easy and at times very difficult. In the beginning when we as a family were informed that my father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, it was quite a shock to us. As with any bad news, the family had to deal with it as a unit and not as individuals. The only person that had a harder time than the rest of the family was the patient as it is his life that is being cut short and it is him that will go through the pain and suffer...
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Fund raising for the project

November 23, 2012
Morning all, This is a part of a project that I hate the most, asking for money from strangers. But, what it comes down to is that without the strangers contribution to the project, there will be no success in the project as the Drive would take 10 to 20 times as long to complete than the planned 12 months. It is frustrating for me as I am not use to ask for money and don't really know how to do it. But, every day is a learning day for me through the project. 
I have learned so much about peop...
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Being diagnosed with Cancer

November 13, 2012
As you all know by now, the drive is about early detection of cancer in the body and that my father was diagnosed with cancer too late for the doctors to do anything for him.
It has been a difficult time this last year to see him getting so frail and the cancer consuming him bit by bit every day. It has affected the whole family and in a way the whole family is sick just like my father.
Just after being diagnosed with the fatal prostate cancer, the family did not know really how to deal with ...
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Time is getting closer

November 5, 2012
The start of the drive is only 421 days away and the battle is being forged ahead. This weekend I spoke to an entertainer called Emo Adams and he is very keen to ensure that this awareness drive happens. Negotiations with other sponsors is ongoing but nothing is set in concrete yet. I have been having an uphill battle getting to the right people in most of the companies to ensure that the meetings do not need to be repeated a couple of times to ensure that the decision makers hear about the p...
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Say your say when the time is near.

October 29, 2012

Today, it might be my last birthday I spend with my father. I am hoping that the cancer will not take him out of our midst before the drive start in 2014, but the prognosis is a dire one.

I want to spend as much time with him as possible but it is not always possible. There is so much that we never had the chance to discuss, but due to the fact that I am aware that he is on his way, it actually gives us the opportunity to talk things out that have bothered us both for years that we avoid...


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Cancer at 22

October 23, 2012
Twenty-two years old. I could run a 5K in 21 minutes, sometimes without breaking a sweat. My bench press approached 300 pounds, as the ladies loved the broad chest and thick shoulders. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Political Science and History. I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, on my way to flying on the E-3 Sentry. It all came so easily. Nothing could stop me.

However, on July 18, 2006, exactly two months after college...
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About Me


I am the organizer of the Pole2poleandback drive for the awareness of cancer and to raise funds for two of our indispensable NGO's that rely almost solely on donations. The reason for the drive is my mission to make more aware of cancer and that early detection can lead to effective treatment.

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