Stephen Wheeler

Age: Adult
Association: Survivor
Region: Kihei Hi
Cancer: Tonsil

"I hang up the phone, go outside to look up at heaven. I say “Ok God, let’s do this.”

In 2013, I got a call from my doctor while at work and tells me I have Stage Two Tonsil Cancer on my right tonsil. He tells me he is sorry and it would be best to start chemo and radiation soon. I hang up the phone, go outside to look up at heaven. I say “Ok God, let’s do this,” and I go back inside. I could not have gotten through my treatment without the help of God, family, friends and my doctors. I would not be 5 years cancer free if it weren’t for them. For anyone out there fighting cancer, my advice for you if to eat clean, exercise, get some sun, laugh a lot and believe that God will help you throughout. Take one day at a time, and always appreciate the love of your family.