My family has been affected and separated by colorectal cancer. We lost my oldest brother in 2016. He was 39. He left us too young, too soon.
But being purposeful and aligning my life with my niece, nephew, and parents helps me cope. Marvin left too soon. My duty and responsibility are to carry on the advocacy he started and to keep his memory and efforts alive. I do it for myself, my parents, my other brother, and my niece and nephew, who are left without their courageous dad.
These kids need to know who their dad was and to get the word out as far as screening, so fewer families get separated by this horrible, disruptive, destructive disease.