After a bout of pneumonia in November 2017, the doctors noticed a small spot on his lung which was eventually determined to be cancer. In February 2018 he had surgery to remove the upper lobe of his right lung. That surgery went very well and he returned to life as normal. Beginning in January 2019, he started experiencing severe pain in his left foot. After many doctor visits he was referred to the U of MN due to concerning x-ray images. The doctor at the U confirmed the lung cancer recurred his heel bone and other small bones in his left foot. He had surgery in early June to remove as much of the tumor growth as possible followed by a week of daily radiation treatments in mid-July. Unfortunately, the pain and swelling in his left foot continued to grow worse and had become debilitating. The doctor confirmed the cancer had continued to grow and that the best course of action was amputation of his left foot. That surgery took place today, August 8. His particular cancer situation is unique and happens in less than 1% of the population. He is fortunate to have a team of doctors doing their best to treat his pain and allow him to regain his mobility.