This phrase can kind of seem funny but let me explain what it means to me.
In October of 2014 I found out I had testicular cancer. Talk about life changing information right? Well, they removed my testicle, cancer was gone, all was well. I knew I had checkups that would happen every three months but I was going to be fine.
Well, my first check-up came up in January 2015 and I was told that there were some lymph nodes we had to watch but probably nothing. Ok. I liked the probably nothing.
In March 2015 I went back for another appointment and was told the lymph nodes had doubled in size and we had to look into treatment options.
At that time my case got transferred to Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. It all became very real very quickly. The doctors at Siteman take care of business. They don’t mess around. On March 16th of 2015 I started Chemo treatment for the next 9 weeks. It was intense, very scary and something I would never wish anyone to have to go through.
The good news is that the chemo took care of the cancer. Thanks be to God, I am still going to my cancer doctor every 6 months but the reports are coming back clear (Last report was in February of this year!)
We have made this shirt to raise money toward Siteman Cancer Center. We have some friends that ride Pedal for the Cause every year and then money will go toward their ride. $5 from each shirt purchased will go to the ride. The initial purchase of these shirts will print and ship out on April 19.
In case you didn't know - April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month :)
Thanks for reading about my story! ~ Ryan Wisnasky, Owner of Shirts Galore