A Team LIVESTRONG Profile: Dan Loucks


DLTeam LIVESTRONG is taking on the TD 5 Boro Bike Tour on May 4. Hear from teammate, survivor and first-time Team LIVESTRONG participant Dan Loucks on why he?s looking forward to this year?s event.

How have you been affected by cancer?
I was diagnosed in late September 2013 with testicular cancer. We thought, based on all the test results after the initial surgery, that the cancer was gone, and we chose to do surveillance. Two months into the surveillance protocol, we realized that it had spread. I am currently going though 4x EP chemotherapy.

If you are a current Team LIVESTRONG participant, what event are you participating in?
The 2014 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.

Why did you join Team LIVESTRONG?
I started to feel too lethargic during chemotherapy. I felt that I needed something to help push me to be more active during treatment. The ride is on May 4, and my treatment ends on March 21st. This ride gives me the push I need to stay active.

How else have you participated with the LIVESTRONG Foundation?
This is the first time I?m participating with LIVESTRONG.

Have you used the LIVESTRONG navigation services?
Yes, I have. I use the LIVESTRONG Guidebook and planner frequently. This has been a great resource for me in keeping things organized during treatment, as well as a wealth of information for what to expect along the way. It is my go-to folder/notebook for all my medical information. The website has also been very useful for information-gathering. I would absolutely recommend these services to others, as they have been a huge help for me.

What does LIVESTRONG mean to you?
LIVESTRONG, to me, means taking an active role in the life your Maker has given you and trusting in Him along the way.

Share one piece of advice you would give to someone affected by cancer.
Be strong and fight, but be humble enough to let others help you along the way.


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