I want to personally thank Jeff Yoder for not only covering my story, but going above and beyond the call of duty in sharing my athletic achievements in the midst of stage IV …
I want to personally thank Jeff Yoder for not only covering my story, but going above and beyond the call of duty in sharing my athletic achievements in the midst of stage IV pancreatic cancer. He took the time to go over three drafts with me and tell my story with integrity and accuracy.
I love that he asked some original questions to help focus the article on my two main priorities: bicycling and my family. Jeff did a great job at summarizing my answers and quoting me to tell a complete story. Jeff could have simply looked up past articles or videos about me and used those as sources, but he took the time to ask me questions directly.
Sharing my story has been a big source of strength in my cancer fight. Sharing helps me know others are “out there” cheering me on. My sharing has also opened the door for some to share their stories with me and I have been equally inspired, if not more so. I have learned much on my journey, but perhaps most of all I’ve learned that we all have our personal struggles and triumphs. Therefore, I’m humbled that The News would share mine.
This week marks my one-year brain cancer surgery anniversary, and my focus will continue on empowering others and my kids through cycling. I will also be choosing a 2023 race goal such as an ultra-endurance gravel (200 miles+) race or 24-hour mountain bike relay in the Michiana region with my Cancer Be Damned team. Follow if you wish to keep up with my story at: https://linktr.ee/jason.potsander
As a person who grew up in the Kalona area, but now resides in Goshen, IN, I’m proud to call “The News” my hometown paper. Thanks!
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