Published on September 14, 2016
Randy Broad, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivor and advocate talks about the changes he had to make to ensure a stress-free life post-diagnosis. Randy owned a small market servicing firm. The work was intense and involved a lot of travel, and upon diagnosis, Randy wanted to avoid stressful situations as much as possible. He maintained a positive outlook throughout the whole process, and his family support was crucial to maintain that. After surgery, his doctor estimated Randy would only have 1 more year to live. So he sold his business, took his kids out of school and went travelling, as he wanted to leave an inheritance of memories instead of money. The survivorship journey taught Randy a lot of lessons, and consequently his outlook to life, his morals and values have changed. He shifted his focus from wealth to love, and he has kept that ever since.
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