Steve Spearing

Steve SpearingI was diagnosed with stage IIIA esophageal cancer in January 2015. My surgery was on June 15, which is also my 41st wedding anniversary with my soulmate, Susan. She saved my life! She tells me not to let cancer define me! So, we answer back: we define cancer. I give back and pay forward the rest of my precious days.

My greatest strength is my determination to beat this cancer! YOU need to be an active participant in your fight for survival. Esophageal cancer has an 18% survival rate. I beat those odds because of the village that surrounded me: my family (especially my 3-year-old granddaughter, my little noodle and personal nurse), friends and the Aultman Cancer Center doctors and staff.