My Dad had been into the doctor in October for some tests and then later a biopsy of his prostate. Yesterday the results came back and indeed he has prostate cancer. We were very optimistic that the test results were going to be negative so it came as a blow to our family and all of us that are close to him. The news came just 9 days before his 70th birthday, and this has to the shittiest birthday present ever. That being said, he is both strong and optimistic and we knew that there was a chance that he could have cancer when he went in for the tests last month.
Photo: Me, my wife and my parents at their 40th Wedding Anniversary Party.
My Dad decided to participate in Movember with me this year on our team called “The Proctologists”. I have participated in Movember before with a couple of doctors, hence the name, but this is my Dad’s first time. This year it’s not just about growing a funny moustache and raising awareness, this time it’s personal.
So far, our team has raised $7,000 through online donations and we are hosting a “Wine and Beer Tasting” next week on November 25th at ‘Firefly Fine Wines and Ales’ near Cambie and Broadway in Vancouver. You can buy tickets below and/or RSVP on Facebook.
If you are not available to attend the wine and beer tasting, please consider making a donation online at http://mobro.co/chrisbreikss/
My Dad and I appreciate all of your support and want people to know that it’s important to have an annual health check up, especially if you are 40+. To keep informed of progress, please follow @chrisbreikss on Twitter or check back here.
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