Rev. Roland Cooper passed away in May 2017. We continue to fight in his memory.
After caring for his sister who was battling stage III colon cancer, Rev. Roland Cooper was diagnosed with stage II CRC in 2013.
During his surgery, complications arose which sent him into cardiac arrest twice. After being revived by his medical team and spent a week in the ICU, Rev. Cooper went through several months of difficult chemotherapy.
I learned to appreciate life and to not take my health or my family for granted. Surviving cancer has given me a new outlook on life and has helped me spread the word of cancer prevention and awareness. I am an ordained minister and in my sermons I find myself preaching about faith and never giving up no matter how bad things may seem.
Listen to Rev. Cooper’s Spoken Word Testimony
Bonus: Watch Rev. Cooper’s Story!
About Rev. Cooper’s Testimony
In spite of everything I have been through – a traumatic surgery, potential brain damage from my surgery, physical pain, doubt, fear, financial uncertainty and much more as a result of colon cancer – all of my good days still outweigh all of my bad days. I am here to fight the good fight for colorectal cancer research and awareness! We are strong!
Rev. Cooper is working to break down the barriers that stand in the way of research and development of a cure for this disease.
He shares his message of inspiration with those who feel helpless.
He clings to the words written by Paul Jones in “I Won’t Complain:”
I’ve had some good days
I’ve had some hills to climb
I’ve had some weary days
And some sleepless nights
But when I look around
And I think things over
All of my good days
Outweigh my bad days
I won’t complain
Sometimes the clouds are low
I can hardly see the road
I ask a question, Lord
Lord, why so much pain?
But he knows what’s best for me
Although my weary eyes
They can’t see
So I’ll just say thank you Lord
I won’t complain