Survivor Mentors Other Men with Prostate Cancer

Frank Ready, a 15-year survivor of prostate cancer, says the more he can meet and help others, the better he feels. Get Involved Imagine a world free from cancer. Help make it a reality.But the months came and went, while Reginald finished treatment and began putting his life back together. “I was so happy to be finished, I didn’t follow up,” he said.

“One night, a year later, I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned. I had guilt come upon me because I had made a promise, and then I didn’t do it. I got up and wrote on a notepad: ‘DIBI DIBI.’” It stood for, ‘Dream it, believe it, do it, be it.’ That’s my life’s mission. I’m out talking to folks. I want to help people be healthy and live out their dreams and live out their family’s dreams.”

Reginald first shared his story at a local prostate cancer awareness event in Baltimore. The more he spoke, the more men wanted to hear what he had to say. He then reached out to the manager of Baltimore’s Hope Lodge facility, which offers free, home-like accommodations for cancer patients and their caregivers whose best treatment options are away from home. He began speaking regularly to a prostate cancer support group that met there.

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