For the next 14 days the DWP will be selling Awareness Shirts for Kidney Cancer. One part of Kidney Cancer tht many do not know about or talk about is the extreme lack of energy one gets…I found out about a good way to describe this first with a thing called the spoon theory (http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/) This truly is one of the best ways to describe it so please read and then come on back here….don’t worry I’ll wait.

 

Back? Awesome! Anyway while that is one of the best ways I can explain the deep lethargy I go through as well ever since I found out about my cancer…well its stuck with me even after my surgery. It’s something I am working with my doctors about among other things. Anyway I am a gamer and have been since oh gods way back when and all I had was an Atari 2600! So being a gaer I always have little coparisons running through my head of normal things and what it would be like in a game and for me the spoon theory especially when you are running low is like how in the game Golden Axe you needed to have Mana to do any special moves and this voice would be like “Mage (thief, warrior, etc) Needs more mana!” whenever you tried to do something but didn’t have enough. Many people call me a warrior since I fought cancer and won….do we see where this is going now? Thats right when I get to the stage where I have sat down on the couch and my eyes will not stay open for the life of me and even twitching y finger seems to take a year and need  miracle a little voice flashes through my head that says “Warrior Needs More Mana!”

Thus came my idea for a shirt! Then I found bonfire and with their help designed this…

14354945_10209998528856980_8643347028984839958_nAs you can see in this picture the typical health bar has been replaced with cancer ribbons. The one that is full is Orange to symbolize Kidney Cancer since that is what I had as is the mana jar. As you can see the others are just empty ribbons denoting that they need filling by that jar. I wanted a good warrior pic but then I saw the penguin warrior and just thought it too cute to pass up on. Even the cuteness can help show how much we need our energy and it still gets the warrior spirit across.

So we have this running for the max 21 days of which there are only 14 left. I will continue to run these if we see some interest but for us to receive anything from this we need to have at least 10 ordered within the next 14 days. They only cost 15 dollars and the money we receive from this will first go to paying my Pet Scan in November. After that anything extra we raise will go to the 2017 Draxisweb/All Things Geek Relay for Life team event.

So anyway you look at it you can be helping me with my cancer bills or you can help the ACS through Relay and you get a cool shirt out of it! So visit the ink below and pass it around to all your friends!

https://www.bonfire.com/cancer-warrior/

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Now Selling Cancer Awareness Shirts

    1. I was aware of the cancer for about 3 months while we battled it. However due to it’s size and what we now know were symptoms of it it seems it had been growing in me for several years. The Fatigue from it started back in 2012 if not earlier and the cancer was found in 2015. The cancer was 14cm and slow growing so they say I had it most likely for 7 years or more growing in me. While these shirts are no longer on sale we do have new shirts available at http://draxisweb.com/CancelCancer but while this site is still under construction all our shirts and designs can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CancelCancerFL/

  1. It’s really nice that you are making awareness about kidney cancer. This is very dangerous kind of cancer that affects the kidney functionality very badly overall. Apart from this it shows it’s symptoms at very late stage when it is so late. So it’s better to have awareness before hand.

  2. Wow that’s great. I like your idea of shirts to spread awareness and make arrangements of money to cure the disease. This campaign will definitely make loud awareness about this worst type of disease. Moreover the design you finalized is descriptive in itself. The Jar and ribbon idea; much appreciated.

  3. Kev, love your initiative on cancer awareness with the shirts, plus I love the design — it’s really cute! I would have purchased one but I seem to be late. Nevertheless, cancer is an ugly thing and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone — I had a grandfather battling prostate cancer and I could see the pain he went through. Thank you for taking the time on sharing about Kidney cancer, the spoon theory is quite interesting.

      1. Thanks for sharing this, Kevin. I just checked in the site. You have a strong and passionate soul and I admire your initiative to help the American Cancer Society — I lost a lot of dear relatives and friends to cancer, it’s truly a horrible disease I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I hope as well that your dreams for the initiative will grow larger and help more people!

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