Cancer Rodeo part 2

Cancer Rodeo part 2

My cancer journey starts in December 2008 – I was living in Italy, but was back in the US visiting my parents and friends with my Italian fiancé for a vacation.  I remember I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain near the rib cage under my right breast...
Cancer Rodeo part 1

Cancer Rodeo part 1

When I first got cancer in 2009 – I had been writing a book on how I had completely changed my life and moved to Italy.  And the life that I had created in Sardegna.  The title was Sardegna – Love, Life, Longevity.  So as you can imagine this excerpt below it makes...
Food at a Glance

Food at a Glance

The last time you scooped some ice cream for dessert, did you limit yourself to half a cup? If you took more—you’re right in step with most people these days. Likewise with a soft drink: Do you drink 8 ounces, 12 ounces, or even the whole 20-ounce bottle?Ice cream and...
Forge Ahead with Purpose

Forge Ahead with Purpose

My name is Daniel Shockley, retired U.S. Navy, Operation Desert Storm; Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. I am a colon cancer survivor, have a rare gene mutation and an ostomy. At the age of 51, I received a life-changing diagnosis after...
Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

The greatest challenge of my life began in 2012 when I was coaching girls’ high school basketball in Texas. I had a callus break open on the bottom of my left foot right below my third toe. Initially, I didn’t think much of it, but after a few weeks of the wound not...