Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

4 years ago today!

Sleep is not on my side!! :-( Today is the day that Ray became a Survivor of Prostate Cancer 4 years ago. The day was long as with the Pre-admission, Admission, Prep for surgery and then the long wait during the operation. I was so glad to have Ryan Hoetger and Kyle Hoetger  in the waiting room with me. And HUGE Thank you for Miss Christine Novak-Ray who came to the hospital and waited with me and we talked about the Good Old days at East Columbus Elementary. As Ray was Mr. Homework!
Yes Ray has the cancer inside him but is what others do not understand is that this disease is a Couple's disease and not just an Old Man's disease. Ray was only 56 when he was diagnosed!

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