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

Rev. Cooper, along with the rest of his family, is doing his part to bring awareness to this disease by telling his story, sharing screening information and spreading hope.

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

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6 comments on “Featuring: Rev. Cooper’s Spoken Word”

  1. 1
    Peggie Jones on April 11, 2016

    Hello Rv. Cooper,
    All I can say is To God Be The Glory!
    Thank you for your courage and encouragement.
    Your spoken word have me crying and I love the family in the video.

    Blessings and Love,
    Peggie

  2. 2
    Jerry Walker on March 21, 2016

    What a great testimony and great work. God is right there when we need him!

  3. 3
    Carolyn Cooper on March 14, 2016

    All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me.
    To God be the Glory for the Great things He has done.
    Many continued Prayers & Blessings to you and your Family.

  4. 4
    Rev Tracey Odum on February 10, 2016

    To God be all the glory Rev. “Coop” – you are indeed a living testimony. You made it and God is indeed not through with you yet. Love you much! Rev. T.

  5. 5
    Carl L Young on February 10, 2016

    Keep on believing God will answer your prayes

  6. 6
    Carl L Young on February 10, 2016

    As I look back over my life and I think thing over I can truly say that I’ve been bless I’ve got a testimony.

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