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...
Miracles and a New Life

Miracles and a New Life

My journey stared in early November 2021 when I noticed some symptoms…I felt tired, had some unexpected weight loss, and my skin was itchy and slightly yellow.  My first miracle was early detection, which doesn’t often happen with pancreatic cancer but, the tumor grew...
A Hope for More

A Hope for More

Friends tell their story: When Jason came to Pacific Stair over a decade ago from, dare I say it, Ohio, we really didn’t see a path forward with him fitting in.  Little did we know just how well Jason would fit in, he became family very quickly.  It did not take...
Live YOUR Minutes

Live YOUR Minutes

In February of 2016 I would stand on the beach of Kauai,  with my son Jonathan, and watch a magnificent storm roll in. The grey clouds appeared over the ocean out of nowhere, chased us down on the beach and poured on us as we ran through the chickens and sand to get...
A Lonely Feeling

A Lonely Feeling

My cancer journey began in November 2019. I had worked many years for Costco Wholesale and I was thinking about retiring. I wanted to take advantage of my insurance benefits before I left the company. I had all of my yearly medical appointments scheduled. As soon as...