My Dad, Forrest Haney, passed away from prostate cancer on July 13, 2021 at the age of 71. While our family could choose to focus on the negative aspects of prostate cancer and the inevitable outcome that so many, unfortunately know all too well, in light of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month, I’d like to reminisce about what the continued improvements in cancer treatment gave my Dad for many years.
For over 12 years following his prostatectomy in 2008, my Dad lived a relatively normal lifestyle, largely due to the research and treatments he received from his medical teams at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine (partially funded by the Movember Foundation). During those 12 plus years, my Dad was able to (among other things):
Much of which would not have been possible without Movember and continued support from the Movember community.
Thank you all for continuing to support such a worthy cause! Our family will continue to do the same, in the hopes that others get to experience even just a fraction of the cherished moments that we spent with my Dad in his final years.