No not a truck review, waiting for the 2023 trucks to make it too the media fleet. I want to talk about Cancer. In my opinion, rural America has a higher rate of Cancer vs. suburban America. I’m not sure why, is it the water, fertilizer, pesticides etc.? Is it generic, is it medical resources? In the country, Flight for Life is our best hope. I’d like to see a study that explains this. Last month was Breast Cancer Awareness month, this month is Men’s Health. Big topics with some solutions. Breast Cancer killed my mother when I was 5 years old. I’ve lost a sister to Cancer. Two more sisters had breast Cancer are survivors. And 2 nieces recovered from Breast Cancer, one got tested for the Cancer Gene. We’ve been asking doctors for years if it was heredity. Now we have proof. One in 8 women get Breast Cancer, and one in 8,000 men get breast Cancer. So less than women but thousands of men die of Breast Cancer. Because of all the Cancer in my immediate family, my doctor has me getting a mammogram every 2 years. Now I have a T-shirt, yes, it’s pink, to show I believe in early detection even for men. I get tested for Prostate Cancer and Colon Cancer. I’m mom died of Breast Cancer in 1963. And there has been gigantic progress with curing Cancer. We read about, Olivia Newton John and her battle with Cancer and like my sister, she beat Cancer several times before we lost them. It is a battle that we all need to be engaged to get our loved ones tested and push for more research. Also last month Katie Couric announced her battle with Breast Cancer.
We all know someone in the battle. Just found out my youngest daughter had a bump on her back that turned out to be Cancer. It kills me to see any more 5-year old’s lose their mothers. Sure dads are important, moms teach us social skills, kindness, hygiene, how to treat woman. Mom’s keep us balanced and positive. After losing my wife, Ruth 5 years ago, I understand my dad better. When mom died, he was 48 with 8 kids. Four of us were still at home. I got dad when he was sad and alone. Breast Cancer greatly affected my dad’s view of life. Of course he blamed mom’s doctor for her death. Back then all there was was cobalt and radiation. That same year we lost mom, at 5 I had appendicitis. Dad wouldn’t take me to mom’s doctor, so he took me to the other doctor. He said I ate too much chocolate. That night I told dad I wanted to see moms doctor. At mom’s doctors office my appendices burst. And I’m here today. My brother wasn’t as lucky, after we lost mom, Steve fell of the church concrete steps and broke out his front teeth. He had high fever for a week and dad would not take him to the doctor. This caused terrible problems latter in his life. We buried Steve this year. I don’t blame dad for that, but I’m connecting how much can happen when we lose mothers to breast cancer. Cain reaction for generations. We’ve been fighting Cancer forever. Get tested, women and men. We know the top 5 Cancers, early detection is mandatory. Just my opinion.