Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper writes about the funny and serious sides of cancer. He is the author of “A Grateful Survivor” (Amazon) and blogs at Come along for the ride on his cancer journey!

A Bucket List? Even A Poor Guy Like Me Can Dream!

May 04, 2021

A cancer survivor recalls how he never considered a bucket list until his diagnosis in 2014. And although he knows he can’t afford to buy a Ferrari and cruise through the Alps, he’s OK with changing course and going with something much smaller.

How Gilda’s Club Threw Me an Emotional Lifeline After Cancer

November 18, 2020

Handling our emotions is often not the forte for men, but after pushing myself to join the Gilda's Club for cancer survivors, I found an emotional lifeline that let me process everything that came with cancer.

Chatting with Cancer and Getting ‘Sweet’ Revenge

September 23, 2020

I suffered a recurrence a few years ago and couldn’t bear to hear, or utter, the word “cancer.” So, I decided to counter-attack by belittling the disease and calling it “chocolate.” Then, I got my sweet revenge.