I have been asked why I spend time banging my head against the wall to try and call attention to the plight that men with advanced prostate cancer endure. My initial decision to get involved stemmed solely from both my frustration and my extreme anger that there were no support services for men with advanced prostate cancer. Eduction programs and translations of the scientific mumbo-jumbo so that everyday people could begin to understand did not exist. I live in metropolitan New York, where I discovered, there were No support groups for men with advanced disease!
How frustrating and how unbelievable. So I took to heart the writings of Hillel, a 1st Century Rabbinic Sage who wrote,
“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
We all are somebody, we all need to do something about that.
Joel T Nowak, M.S.W., M.A.