Rather than break down and feel pity for himself, Timbuck2 believed that God chose him for this journey for a reason, perhaps to save the lives of others. He writes:
“It’s never been in my nature to lay down in a fight with anyone, bet let me tell you this! I’ve never experienced so much pain in my life! From all the procedures, surgeries. Not being able to walk, sometimes eat, swallow, think straight, chemo, radiation, etc…Mind you, I’m not telling you this part of my story for pity, but more for awareness. Most young people, men mostly, have a problem with going to the hospital. If my mother had not forced me to get up and go to the doc that one day, I would be dead. With no story to tell. I was to a small degree afraid to find out what it might be, or what pain I would have to go through for a cure. Then I quickly realized how much stronger I was than that, so I gave in and put the rest in God’s hands.
We have quickly reached the last quarter of 2015 and I was diagnosed November 18th, 2014. It took me as long as it did to be public with my story because I wasn’t ready for people that I didn’t know this. At the end of the day, I was wrong. I now know being who I am, I have a social responsibility to let the rest of the world know and anybody else that is going through this that you are not alone!!! Your struggle is my struggle and I’m here to fight with you. To the ones with too much pride and don’t like going to the doctor because they’re too proud and can handle it all, I have high hopes that my journey and story brings you back down to earth.”
To listen to the letter its entirety, read by family friend Demetrius Salazar, play the video above.