Sharing Your Story—Living Without Fear of Colorectal Cancer

Over 149,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer by 2021, which will directly impact their families.  While this form of cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, it is a highly preventable disease. Professor Michael O’Donnell,78, a devoted husband and esteemed traveler, has taken steps to prevent this disease and has become a community advocate for screening.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, O’Donnell spent part of his college years as a member of the Peace Corps stationed in Africa, where he found his love for travel. He has been a foreign language professor specializing in French at the University of Virginia, College at Wise, for 54 years. He spends his summers traveling the world without worrying about colorectal cancer. Read more >>