Young Man Bares All (Colostomy Bag Included) for Colon Cancer Awareness

April 2, 2015 4:59 PM

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Young Man Bares All (Colostomy Bag Included) for Colon Cancer Awareness

It was Friday the 13th of June 2014 when these words left my doctor's lips. At 28, this isn't something that I was prepared to hear. At 28, I thought I was immune to these things. As a fitness professional, I never imagined I'd be susceptible to colon cancer. At 28, I never thought that I'd become the face of a cancer awareness campaign -- posing with my colostomy bag no less.

What followed over the course of the next several, post-diagnosis months, was an interesting turn of events. As a self-certified nerd, I researched the oh-so-many intricacies of the disease -- its symptoms, its various stages, its survivors and those not so lucky.

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