Article about me in the paper today

Crow71
Crow71 Member Posts: 679 Member
edited March 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Thought you might be interested.

http://www2.journalnow.com/entertainment/2011/mar/10/wsrel23-youth-soccer-coach-battling-cancer-still-h-ar-847431/

Roger

(Can someone tell me how to make a hyperlink on this site.)
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  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    You're the Man, Rog
    Very nice article they wrote up on you, big guy! Nice pic too. You're a living inspiration to your children and to the community in which you serve. I'm very proud of what you are doing and wish you to keep going...and going.

    All the best and thanks for sharing.

    -Craig
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
    Thanks for sharing!
    Roger,

    Thanks for sharing! This is a great article about you & I'm glad to know more about you by reading it! It's exciting to get an article written about you in the newspaper- it seems you are highly esteemed in your community- keep it up! (but know when to give it a rest, as you said, also).

    Keep on-
    Lisa :)
  • greybeard64
    greybeard64 Member Posts: 254
    Wow
    Your commitment to your children and the community as a whole is inspiring. You will probably never know how many lives you have and will continue to touch in a positive manner by your actions. congrats on being recognised as a true asset to the community, and specificly to the young lives you touch in such a wonderful way!
  • Vickilg
    Vickilg Member Posts: 281 Member
    Awesome!
    Great article! I too was diagnosed with Stage IV Rectal Cancer in June 2009. My daughter is on the travel soccer team and it has been one of the things that keeps life feeling normal. I love watching my daughter play and I refuse to miss a single practice or game. It forces me to put the cancer on the back burner for a while instead of just focusing on it. By watching me deal with the cancer in a positive, I am going to beat this and look good while doing it manner, I have a bunch of little girls that look at cancer in a whole new light. They know its serious but now they see that you can have canncer and still live a happy life. Good job, Coach! You are inspiring those players in more ways than one!
  • sfmarie
    sfmarie Member Posts: 602
    Oh Roger
    What a nice article and what a truly amazing father you are. You are an inspiration!
    Marie
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Good article, Councilman!
    Roger, you are a true inspiration to me. I am amazed at how you are coaching, but I didn't know you are a councilman. Good for you! The article was great. Thanks for letting us see it. I would like to know how do a hyperlink too. Phil seems to do them; maybe he can teach us.
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Hyperlink to the rescue :D
    Hey Roger... am just about to go read your article but thought I'd give you (and anyone else interested) the quick and dirty on putting up a simple hyperlink here on the board :)

    Roger's Newspaper article

    < a href="url" >Link text

    (darn, it won't show the last bit of code at the end, after you name your link with Link text. Follow that with a < /a > ) You have to close off the link hence the /a is important proceeded by a bracket on either side, no spaces)

    Ok... hopefully that will show as an example and not turn into a hyperlink itself. Notice the coding in between the first brackets? Take out the spaces... there are to be no spaces but if I didn't you wouldn't be able to see the coding. Now, where you see the "url", you want to put the full web link, like you have up in your post. Just do what you did there, copy your long link, highlight the word url, and paste your link to replace that word.

    Now, where you see Link text... again, take out the spaces I put before and after those words. Replace the two words with whatever you want to call your link. For instances, in the example I did above, I called it Roger's Newspaper article. You can't see the long web link that I put, because I replaced the word url with your long web link. Voila... you now have a clickable link :)

    Just remember to take out those spaces that I put in the example so that you could see the coding behind setting up a hyperlink or clickable link :)

    Cheryl
    (some habits never die... back in my working days, I was a Systems Instructor for the Provincial Government) :D
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    You are a super hero!
    Wow Roger.... I just read the article and you truly are a super hero... both to the kids that you are so involved with and to us, your semi-colons! It's that drive that we all need to continue on and you have it in spades! Just reading the article gave me that extra boost and shake to get on with it, Cheryl! Yes, we all need to know when to relax and build up our energy... but we also need to know when enough is enough and get out there and use some of that energy!!

    Thank you for the reminder!! Fabulous picture, fabulous article and I feel like I know you just a little bit more than from here on the boards... and I am sure impressed with what I see and read :)

    Cheryl
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Roger
    How wonderful that your community recognizes your efforts on their behalf and also are helping to get the word out about rectal cancer.

    Hope you are gonna laminate that article and pic and hang it on the wall!

    Thank you for being the man you are and for sharing yourself with us.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352

    Dear Roger
    How wonderful that your community recognizes your efforts on their behalf and also are helping to get the word out about rectal cancer.

    Hope you are gonna laminate that article and pic and hang it on the wall!

    Thank you for being the man you are and for sharing yourself with us.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    Way to go coach !!!!
    Roger you are truly an inspiration. I also did alot of coaching for my son's soccer,baseball and ice hockey teams when they were younger but that was long before cancer. Keep up the great work and creating great memories for not only your kids but others as well. Nice to get to know you a little better.

    also cheryl thanks for the hyperlink so much easier your awesome.

    Tom
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
    Great article
    Roger, What a great article! I am so proud of you I am bursting at the seams.Thank you for posting this so we all could enjoy.

    -Pat
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
    Jaylo969 said:

    Great article
    Roger, What a great article! I am so proud of you I am bursting at the seams.Thank you for posting this so we all could enjoy.

    -Pat

    Hi friend!
    I love it ,nice article! Love soccer!
    Hugs!
  • soccermom13
    soccermom13 Member Posts: 224
    From one soccer parent to another!
    Love the game! ! I am sure that the kids need you just as much as you need them right now! I was diagnosed in 2008 when my son was playing in college and it made me feel "normal" to go to his games. So keep on the game face and enjoy the action on the pitch!
    Hugs
    Shanna
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
    Roger:
    What a glorious article. Way to go bringing awareness about colorectal cancer. Good Job.

    Hugs - Tina
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
    Awww
    Thanks for sharing Roger, you are the man!

    Hugsss
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
    Go Roger!
    I just love that we have celebrities in our family! Craig with his robot celebrity and now our very own Roger. [gushing proudly]
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980 Member
    Great Job Roger
    Thank you so much for giving us a voice. You did good.

    Brooks
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member

    Great Job Roger
    Thank you so much for giving us a voice. You did good.

    Brooks

    Great Story Roger
    May your blessings continue on for decades...Buzz
  • farmgal
    farmgal Member Posts: 22
    Great Article
    Thanks for sharing your story. You should be very proud of this article.

    FarmGal (another NC member)
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    farmgal said:

    Great Article
    Thanks for sharing your story. You should be very proud of this article.

    FarmGal (another NC member)

    Get Your Rear in Gear
    roger,

    you have probably saved a couple lives by getting your story out there.
    they probably won't thankyou but i will on their behalf.

    they don't know what they are missing out on, lucky devils are n't they.

    go roger go, you can do it.

    pete

    ps if you get the chance read anti cancer by david servan-schreiber