Since last fall Steve had not been feeling his best, but he carried on with his normal activities including his community activism, music gigs, research, home projects and family time with his usual passion and enthusiasm. Steve isn’t one to visit the doctor very often, but eventually when his increasing lack of energy began to impact his day to day activities, he decided to seek some answers. One test led to another and on February 20 he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The following week he started on an aggressive course of chemotherapy at UNC’s Cancer Center in the hopes of slowing the spread of the cancer. Steve is planning to continue to engage in things that are important to him and that he enjoys doing. His family and community are rallying around him in ways to be supportive.
We appreciate the outpouring of love, concern and support for both Steve and his family, and we will do our best to keep this site updated.
-Betsy, Ann and Marion (Steve's wife and daughters)