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Us TOO International, Inc.
June 27, 2011

I am a 65 year old Vietnam Veteran who got Prostate Cancer due to exposure to agent orange in Vietnam in 1969...as a combat Medic in the 101st Airborne Division I also suffered from PTSD..having Prostate Cancer from my Vietnam Service caused me to have numerous flashbacks and I found myself not only fighting the disease for Physical Survival but also fighting my now raw emotions of particularly fear and anger...and then I found via another Survivor ( as all men do!) a group of men ( with chapters all over the US) called Us Too...to Support, Educate, and Advocate (SEA) for men and their families who are battling this disease..it saved me emotionally and gave me a legacy worth living for as I now run a group in deep South Texas called Us Too McAllen..this would not have happened if it were not for Us Too International and a guy named Mike Jones who is now the Regional Director in Texas for Us Too...Thanks Mike and all those men and their loving spouses who support us on this life challenging and Life changing Journey...Bob

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen men and their wives and care givers literally transformed as they become better captains of their own ships and more knowledgeable of the choices they need to make...all this done without a major sponsor or having to wait till the time was right...I am healthier and happier because of Us Too McAllen and this September will celebrate the 5th year of being Cancer Free as I attend the annual Survivorship Conference of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Integrate this type of support group into all the clinical practive "treatment" options for caregivers who treat prostate cancer so men and their wives can get the help they need on support at the time they have "suspicious findings" rather than after their treatment has begun...

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped develop the only prostate cancer support group in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas..we meet the first Thursday of every month in the Community Room of Texas Oncoogy McAllen.