Former Patient Competing in Ironman Florida

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When Brett Troia was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he researched the best possible treatment for his condition and circumstances.  He was referred to Dr. Vipul Patel by his physician, who performed a robotic prostatectomy on Brett on April 6, 2009.  

Brett is now competing in the IRONMAN Florida on November 7, 2009.  Please read the letter below to learn how to help support Brett in his cause.

Brett's Training Video

As you may be aware, I was diagnosed Dec 3, 2008 with prostate cancer. I have since had a robotic prostatectomy, been diagnosed cancer free and well on my way to a full recovery. This year I will be "racing for the cure" with Athletes for a Cure in the Florida IRONMAN Triathlon on 11/07/2009. In addition, I am committed to supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation by setting a fundraising goal of $10,000 for prostate cancer research.

Athletes for a Cure, a program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, is a new fundraising and awareness program to assist individual athletes in their quest to raise money for better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research with a simple, yet urgent goal: to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer.

I am dedicated to this cause, this race and hope that you will support me in reaching my fundraising goal.

If you're interested in my journey you can follow me on my blog.


Please follow the link below to donate to my cause:


The views and opinions of these sites do not reflect the views and opinions of Adventist Health Systems, Florida Hospital, Global Robotic Institute or any of its affiliates.

Monday, August 10, 2009

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