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    Hi, Garth! My name is Rob Harris. I am the founder of robcares.com. My wife and I are Floridians and don't live too far from you. She is a sarcoma survivor and was treated successfully at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. They have a world renown surgeon named Douglass Letson. He operated on my wife several times. I've read your information and would like to suggest two things: (1) Consider Moffitt and (2) Get two opinions before selecting a facility to treat you.

    We are big fans of Moffitt and have dedicated a good portion of my upcoming book to discussing what a wonderful organization they are, along with their spectacular medical staff. They saved my wife's life - and the odds were very much against that from happening.

    All the best to you on your medical journey. As the father of two current soldiers, thank you so much for your service to our country! You are a hero!

    All the best,

    Rob
    www.robcares.com

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    Decision Point: Based on over 7+ years of experience as a caregiver to two-time cancer survivor, I have decided to share my lessons learned with the world. I have been voluntarily coaching, counseling and providing insight to new caregivers, patients and others in need. I blog about cancer and caregiving, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook. I will correspond with anyone in need. I have written a book about my wife's and my journey, which will be available in the 1st quarter of 2012, and another book for caregivers is in the works. For me, this is my way of "paying it forward." My mission is to assist others in need. I know what it's like and my goal is to help. Please visit my website for more information - http://www.robcares.com. Other than my family, nothing gives me more pleasure than to help in any way possible.

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    Celebration (We celebrate every single day!): My wife, an employee at the American Cancer Society, was given a 30% chance of surviving 5 years. We recently celebrated that 5-year milestone together! The journey was a difficult and emotional ride. On more than one occasion, we almost lost her. When she returned to her hospital room from the Intensive Care Unit (one of several visits), we created the acronym "ESD". It stands for "Every Stinkin' Day"...it is not meant to be viewed negatively. For us, ESD means we will have fun, laugh, and make "every stinkin' day" memorable. We have done so "every stinkin' day" for the past 5 years! Every day is appreciated. Every day is fun. Every day, we try to make someone else's day better by "paying it forward", or initiating "random acts of kindness." My wife and I often share that cancer changed our lives - all for the better!

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    Oh No (Husband & dad - suddenly fulltime, untrained caregiver. ): "You have cancer." Those three words turned my world upside down...twice! I went from focusing on family and career to becoming a caregiver overnight. I had no idea what a caregiver was, how to be a caregiver or what a caregiver experiences both physically and mentally. The lessons I learned over the years are many. All were self-taught. My mission is to share what I've learned with others who are new to their role. Getting past the shock is the first order of business. Once successfully attained, caring for your loved one is all that matters...and it is all-consuming if done properly. There is so much to know. Finding the resources is invaluable. My mission is to share that information with those in need.

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