When I was a teenager I was in all of two fights. If I close my eyes I can remember them both vividly. Now these weren’t ‘Fight Club’ type fights, they were actually more like a shoving match than anything. Fast forward about five years and I was about to face my next fight. You see, I had been struggling with a 10 year drug addiction. I was in a dark place in my life. Suicidal thoughts, a short stay in our local psych ward, and no hope to continue on. I remember coming to one night after I had blacked out due to the excessive drinking and drug use in a pool of my own vomit and knew I needed to make some serious changes. I was finally ready to fight again. I spent a year in treatment and got the help that I needed to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. Fast forward 15 years and I have another fight on my hands. Cancer. You learn a lot about yourself when you face adversity. You also learn a lot about the people around you. When I look in my corner, I am humbled by the people who are there. I have the most incredible wife who in my opinion is the strongest person I have ever met. I have amazing kids. I have a loving, supportive, resourceful, helpful family. Both on my side and my wife’s side. Not only do I have these people in my corner, there are so many more. I am ready physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is the biggest fight of my career and I am determined to win.