Justin was a huge supporter of the Colon Cancer Alliance. During the research he was doing to find out more about his disease he found this wonderful charity and came to heavily rely on the support and advice they provided.
The weekend before his big operation in November he traveled to Arizona to attend the annual Colon Cancer Alliance conference. During his time there he encountered so many other people who had their lives touched by cancer. People who had been in remission for a decade, people who had gone through the surgery he was about to undergo. So many survivors, supporters and researchers who were all coming together to win the battle. He came back home positively glowing with enthusiasm, full of stories, re-invigorated and even more determined than ever to do what he could to beat this disease and to support others who were going through what he was going through.
Although for Justin the end came far too soon, I know the past year would have been far harder had it not been for the valuable work that the CCA does. Never for one moment did Justin not believe that he could beat this terrible disease, and that in large part was due to the contacts, networks, advice and support provided here. Have a look around their website, if only to learn a little more about how this cancer can be treated if detected early enough, but also to learn about the work they do.
I know that I'll be forever grateful for the help they gave Justin. If you feel you'd like to give a contribution, then anything, no matter how small, would be hugely appreciated.