It was quite a shock being diagnosed with cancer at 27, and I felt like I'd been thrown into entirely uncharted waters. Thankfully, the T.J. Martell Foundation referred me to Mount Sinai in New York, and they took fantastic care of me.
It was clear from the start that they were the experts in their field. When another team first recommended an aggressive course of chemo that could have been debilitating, Dr. James Holland reviewed my case. He recommended a less invasive procedure of oral chemo, so I never missed a day of work because of side effects.
They took such good care of me, and I've now been in remission for almost nine years. The advances in treatment have allowed me to preserve my active lifestyle and be the dad I always wanted to be to my three children. A few summers ago, I even rode 105 miles to support cancer patients and survivors.