David W. Maxwell
Thank you for visiting David Maxwell's memorial page.
Supporting awareness of colorectal cancer is very near and dear to my heart.
In 2015, my father was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic colon cancer. He bravely sustained chemotherapy for 2 years and passed gently and comfortably May 14, 2017. He was an incredibly strong man and I will forever see him as a protector and guiding force in my life even after he has passed. He had health problems unrelated to cancer for most of his adult life, so his diagnosis was shocking and undeserved. Cancer did not slow him down and he continued to fight valiantly until the day he was finally at peace.
My dad's favorite pastimes were fishing, drinking beer, chatting with friends, and watching anything on the Discovery Channel. He always wanted to visit Alaska, so my husband, Nick, and I visited a year after he passed in his honor.
If you're reading this, I truly hope you never have to experience how heartbreaking cancer can be. If you are experiencing cancer of a loved one or yourself, I wish you all the strength in the world. <3
Please consider donating to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance in memory of my father to help further research of the disease, support families affected by cancer, and fund prevention efforts.
While you're here, please take the time to educate yourself about colorectal cancer, early signs, and preventative treatment. Colorectal cancer is treatable when caught early, which means getting screened when you're supposed to! I was screened at 23 years old. My dad was 54 when he was diagnosed. Never too young.
Thank you for considering donating to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance!