Thursday, January 29, 2015

Listed below are what I could find with minimal looking of sites where people are either talking about or wearing Chemo Ninja in some shape form or fashion.  I hope that you can support these individuals or as a bare minimum share their sites on what ever form of social media you can.  If you see other sites talking about Chemo Ninja let me know!

Kinsey Lee Hubbard, Team Buna, I'm A Trooper, Chris Hill's Battle, Tami Sabanovic, Ninja Alex, Holly L., Tumor Ninja, Fred Miranda, Kays thots, Chris 4 Life, Alex's Army, Darien, Team Niko
Daniel Bishop
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A little over 10 years ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer two weeks to the date after the birth of our first daughter. I had a surgery to remove the tumor and then went out to Indianapolis to have a lymph node dissection by Dr. Foster at Indiana University. I have a pretty scar to show for my painful surgery. After a few months off work and lots of staples, I was declared cancer free and stayed that way for three years. In the meantime, we moved to South Carolina and had another little girl.

I had an oncology check up in June of 2007 and was declared healthy for the third year. Three months later in September, I learned that my company, would be closing its office in Greenville and I would be losing my job. Unfortunately and fortunately I injured my back two days after learning my company was closing. My injury became increasingly painful, so much so I ended up with my wife in the ER in the middle of the night. They did a CT scan expecting to find a kidney stone and instead found a mass. They sent me home with some good pain meds and told me to go to my oncologist first thing Monday morning. 

On Tuesday morning we were able to get in to see my doc. He immediately said, this is probably cancer. yay.  Good news is that we were able to get on short term disability before my local office closed down.  We made plans to anticipate what would come, and after CT scans showing no spread beyond the mass, and a biopsy to confirm it was malignant, I was scheduled to begin chemo treatments for nine weeks beginning Sept. 2007 through the end of November 2007. It was three rounds of three weeks of chemo. The first week of each round being five days a week, 4-6 hours a day. The second and third week was Tuesdays only for a shorter treatment. The chemotherapy experience was long, exhausting and difficult. It was difficult for me, my wife and those who helped support us through it. I had difficulties with IVs, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dehydration, fatigue (that doesn't even begin to describe it), weight gain, joint pain among other things. Nonetheless, I came out on the other side, healthy and ready to get back in the game.

This treatment though it saved my life put a hurtin' on us financially.  Six years or so after the last treatment we finally paid the last of the bills due to the oncologist.  Six years is a long time to owe someone for anything, and being this was not an anticipated expense it stung more than one you plan on.  Chemo Ninja was a inspired by a doodle I drew and a desire to help others not have the struggles that my family has endured.  Those financial struggle are also the reason it's taken so long to get Chemo Ninja to a point where we're actually doing something for other people. 

Help us help others!

Welcome to Chemo Ninja Cancer Assassin!

For the past 6 years I've been blogging under a different blog title, Save The Twins that fit me specifically but not necessarily my passion or cause.  And for getting started I'll review or repost a few things to tell you who I am and what Chemo Ninja Cancer Assassin is doing. 

Our current mission is providing shirts for those fighting cancer we've sent shirts to several children and a few adults.  If you know of a person who is fighting cancer and would have an appreciation for Ninja's let me know, I'll do my best to get them to them.  You can personally purchase Chemo Ninja Products on

Ultimately our goal is to help families fighting cancer, all donations and other proceeds from Chemo Ninja sales will go toward either medical bills or other financial needs.  We're still a ways away from our goal but two out of the last three Christmas's we've sponsered a family and provided them with a Christmas they would not have been able to provide for themselves.  Please follow us and share so we can help as many families as possible.  I look forward to your comments.  Please send me every picture you can of people sporting Chemo Ninja gear!!!