KUSA – Cancer does not discriminate. Sometimes it chooses the young and the healthy, and while cancer may take a life, it can never take away the gift that some choose to leave behind.
Jerry Evans was a life-long athlete, pilot and adventurer. He never expected to be a cancer patient.
“He was such an active, active person,” said Jerry’s wife, Suzi. “Riding, skiing, running, being outside – that was our life.”
In 2014, Suzi noticed her husband, an avid cyclist, was having trouble finishing rides he used to be able to complete. Jerry soon developed a lingering cough and a blood clot in his leg which prompted a trip to the hospital in Grand Junction. Doctors there incorrectly diagnosed Jerry with lymphatic cancer and then liver cancer. Jerry and Suzi sought a second opinion from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston which revealed something entirely different.