These are the words George Foster of Owensboro told the Health and Welfare committee in Frankfort last week.
"On Monday, I was told I have 3 to 4 months to live."
Farmer came all the way to Frankfort that day to testify on colon cancer's impact on Kentucky, and to support funding a state-wide screening program. Reps. Jim Glenn and Bob DeWeese have filed a bill asking for $8 million for the program, which was formed in 2008 but has not received any state funds to date.
This is a major bill, and we need to get it funded to save lives.
Foster shared more of his story before the committee last week, and also Dr. Whitney Jones with the Colon Cancer Prevention Project testified.
Listen and see what they said and the reactions of legislators here. It's a long video, but luckily the part your looking for is the very beginning - just the first 15 minutes.