I’m Not Going To Let Cancer Win
As you may have heard me announce at the end of the show today, I received a diagnosis of colon cancer earlier this week. Unfortunately, my relatives have a PHD in dealing with cancer as it has ravaged the Kincade Family over the years. It’s one of the reasons that I am so proud to partner with the AACR, the American Association of Cancer Research since the start of The John Kincade Show. Earlier in my career, my 20 year association helping to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was also an important endeavor. I knew personally how cancer affects the lives of the patient and their families. It has been a passion and I’ve been blessed with many years of good health. I didn’t expect in 2023 that we would be having this conversation.
After feeling lethargic, exhausted and experiencing some strange weight gain I had blamed it on a recent change of medication. Instead my blood work showed tremendous blood loss and levels of iron and hemoglobin that were dangerously low. We still believed that it would reveal an ulcer or a stomach tear that was being irritated by the new medication causing the bleed. We scheduled a short hospital stay to have all my tests in one day. It’s 76ers playoffs and I needed to get back to work quickly! The colonoscopy revealed the cancer and a subsequent CT Scan has given us some optimism that this cancer journey will end successfully.
I have a great support system within the walls of Beasley Broadcasting from the Executive Suite to the interns. I feel blessed that everyone has already rallied behind me at The Fanatic to make sure I succeed in this battle. My sponsors have always shown me such loyalty and support. I’m going to do my best to continue to deliver for them. I work with an excellent team on The John Kincade Show and I’ve asked them to do everything possible to keep things as normal as possible. With our crew, normal is of course up to interpretation.
To our audience, in the 28+ months we have known each other I’ve come to love our mutual energy and respect. Your support of our show and helping to create this radio community is so appreciated. We are going to continue to have fun, cheer the highs and smooth out the lows for a long time to come. Being home in Philadelphia has been one of the greatest joys of my professional career. We have so many more stories and experiences to share!
Most importantly, I will be doing everything possible to make sure that Cristina and Olivia have their husband and Dad for many more years to come. They are the primary focus of my existence and they are going to make sure that I have all of the love and support that I need. I love them more than anything.
Now let’s get back to the important stuff, like the 76ers grabbing game 7 and giving Bryce Harper the conquering heroes welcome he deserves! We will be back to talk about it all on Monday morning!