John Bradley was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late November 2005. Fortunately he was operable and had one of the world’s best pancreatic cancer surgeons and oncologists handle his care. John endured weeks of radiation and months of chemotherapy after his surgery and was considered a survivor. His intense desire to live for his two sons and his incredible sense of humor also played a huge part in his recovery. John views every day as a gift and lives his life to the fullest extent possible.
In 2009 John decided that he wanted to do something positive and thus began to explore the possibility of bringing a pancreatic cancer awareness group to Boise, Idaho. From the first meeting he knew that this community needed a place for pancreatic cancer survivors and their families, and the friends and families of those who were not so fortunate, to take action and bring awareness of this terrible disease. By 2010 the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Boise Affiliate was in place and has been working diligently to advocate, promote awareness, and give comfort.
John is an inspiration and gives hope to so many individuals not only in Idaho, but around the country.
Written by Wendy Stoneberg