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Survivor Story: Bob Sherman Sr.

Posted by Pete Visintin on


Written by Bob Sherman Sr.

Contributed by Bob Sherman Jr.

Hello everyone, My name is Bob Sherman, Sr.  I appreciate you taking time out to hear my story about my fight with Cancer. 

I have resided in Gillespie my entire life, and my family has owned and operated the Superbowl Bowling Center since 1959.  

I was a relatively healthy 63 year man until the summer of 2014 when I began having some pains in my lower abdomen after eating.  This gradually got worse, and I began having some difficulty swallowing later on in the summer. 

In early August I went to see my Primary Care Physician and had some tests run.  I was thinking it could be a stomach ulcer or possibly gall bladder issue, but I was stunned when the Dr. came back with a diagnosis of a tumor that was most likely malignant. 

Several tests were conducted and confirmed that I had esophageal cancer.  This shook me and my family as I never was a smoker and never had any difficulties with swallowing in the past other than the occasional heartburn. 

On September 16th, 2014 (my birthday) I was referred to Barnes-Jewish Hospital wear further tests concluded that I had Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer that it had spread to my lymp nodes around the neck and lower abdomen and to a spot on my back. 


Doctors consulted with Washington University and I was accepted into a Clinical Trial which had shown positive results in patients with similar types of Cancers.  On September 30th I started my first round of chemotherapy, which consisted of 6-7 hours straight and then a chemo pump that stays on for the next 46 hours.  

I have repeated this process 8 times now and received some encouraging news after my last CT scan.  It showed no new areas of growth, and the 4 malignant areas have all shrunk. 

There is no time frame regarding my life expectancy, but the most recent CT scan has brightened my thoughts about the future.  I will continue to Fight the Fight and spend as much time with my family and friends as possible! 


 -Bob Sherman Sr.

50% of the profit from all Fight the Fight purchases made between April 26th, 2015 and May 16th, 2015 will be donated to Bob's family to help cover medical expenses.


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