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The past president of the Bikers Against Cancer coalition in Colorado admits it’s been a rocky medical and mental journey since he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 at age 48.
While Seattle Seahawk Jordan Hill was tackling opponents as a Penn State freshman, his dad was getting tackled by diabetes at home in Steelton, Pennsylvania. Read his story to learn what led him to start the Jordan Hill Foundation to raise awareness for diabetes prevention, advance kidney disease research, and focus on programs to help keep children active socially, intellectually and physically.
Kyle had to face difficult questions at the young age of 17 after learning he had a disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. Known as FA, it is a rare, degenerative neuromuscular disorder that causes a loss of coordination in the arms and legs, vision impairment, scoliosis and serious heart conditions. This disease, like many others, often takes families like Kyle’s by surprise because it stems from a recessive trait and parents do not know they are carriers until it affects their child.
Just like anyone who has gone through something traumatic, Rob can easily rattle off the dates that changed his life. December 14, 2010 — one day after his 22nd birthday — he had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Read more about Rob’s story and his journey to “kick cancer”.
Time is Precious
Today’s breakthroughs in biopharmaceutical medicines are delivering more than stunning outcomes, more than cures. They are giving us hope. They are giving us time, time, what is more precious? Priceless.
Learn more about the difference between biologic medicines and small molecule medicines and the need for public policy changes at the state level to ensure access to new life-saving therapies.