Wow! Thank you for saying hi! Glad you're here and that you found us!
I am 31 now and was diagnosed on my 23rd birthday back in 1999. My docs all told me I must be the only one in the country with colon cancer so young, and the only support group I found was a colon/prostate group. you can imagine how excited i was to talk about prostates!
In any case, I set out to prove that you didn't have to be a 50 year old white guy to get the disease (no offense, fellas) by inline skating from my hometown in NY to Colorado where I had been going to school when I first had symptoms. (Rather than explain, I'll send you to the website. www.rollingtorecovery.com
) Along the way I got an e-mail from a young woman in Little Rock, AR named Amanda. She had been diagnosed when she was 24...and suddenly I had a sister, basically. It felt so great to not be alone anymore! (You can read more about Amanda at http://rollingtorecovery.com/amanda.htm
Amanda died at the age of 27 and I had promised her that I would continue to raise awareness of "our" disease for both of us, so her cousin Hannah (http://www.colonclub.com/aboutus.html
...incase you can't tell, we have a website for EVERYTHING!
) and I started the Colon Club. It has enabled us to build the Colossal Colon (www.colossalcolon.com
) and this message board, among other things! This board is the one thing I wish I had when I was going through my diagnosis!
So...that's me in a nutshell. Is this my website? Not anymore! This place is for EVERYONE and we are SO glad you found us!