Proceeds are Donated

My Otolaryngology, Oncology, and Radiology TEAM at the University of Michigan Rogal Cancer Center lived up to UM’s fight song, The Victor’s!

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!

When I hear this iconic University of Michigan fight song, I think of the Michigan Cancer Center and all the smart, talented, kind, and driven individuals that helped me Kick Cancers Ass.
Portions of the proceeds of my book will go to the UM Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Clinic as they continue, day in, day out, to treat patients like me, facing rare and life-changing cancers with state-of-the-art treatment, passion, grace, and empathy. Go Blue!

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First Day of Treatment: The Fight is On!

It was a dark and cold winter morning when I woke up early for my first day of treatment. I wasn’t nervous or anxious. I was just totally psyched and ready to give my nemesis its first blow. I’d been taking the blows for months. Finally, it was my turn to fight back.
My first chemo treatment was scheduled for 6:30 that morning, and my first radiation treatment was at 3:30 that afternoon. It was going to be a long day. But I also thought of it as a great day.

After I had finished reading “Kicking Cancer’s Ass,” I felt a strong desire to not let this disease have dominion over me physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. I felt alive! This book allowed me to have a renewed energy and sense of belonging among the living. I think that anyone diagnosed or suffering from any disease or healthcare providers who treat those afflicted with any type of physical ailments, should read Steve’s book and prepare themselves to observe life differently, as well as utilize empathy and compassion towards all our fragile brothers and sisters, whether they are sick or healthy.

John Felton, M.A. (HRTD)

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