- Michael Ferro"Train Tracks"
Cancer hit me directly in 2007 when I was diagnosed with a macro prolactinoma brain tumor and then just a few months later I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I struggled for sometime trying to overcome all over the emotional and mental side effects of a cancer diagnosis at the age of 23 years old. I was preparing to start my life after college and begin a career, but that was put on hold.
Epic Experience was started with the premise of giving back to others with the goal of being able to provide hope to all those touched by cancer including the survivors and caregivers.
I am happy to be part of the Epic Experience Outreach Team and be able to help Epic Experience grow to be able to give back to all those touched by cancer.
- Ali Senz""
My belief in what Epic does for cancer survivors started when my mom first got home from her Epic Camp. The profound impact it had on her was undeniable; she had so much more hope, positivity, and desire to live despite what an oncologist had told her just months before. I knew this was a cause that would change lives, and I immediately felt compelled to help. My hope is that I can make a small impact by reaching others and increasing awareness through the sports of running and triathlon. Running was always one of the things my mom did to live her life fully, and I’m no different.
I currently work as an engineer in the spinal device industry, where my passion is helping others to move and live in a pain free, fulfilled way. In my spare time, you can find me training for triathlons, marathons, or Ironmans, but I want to help in any way I can to get Epic’s message out in the world.
- Timothy Ryan"Sharkbait"I first became acquainted with Epic Experience while attending a Blood Cancer of the Rockies conference in Denver. I was finishing up my treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in the Spring of 2013. I was learning about what resources and opportunities were available to me as both a cancer survivor and a young professional. I met Nancy, and her contagious optimism and excitement about her newly founded Epic Experience camp was palpable. As a lover of outdoor activities, I immediately signed on as a participant in the inaugural summer camp that year. It was the best decision I could have made. I have stayed actively involved with Epic because of the people, the message, the mission, and the need for support with this terrible disease.
- Dan Crail""
I discovered Epic Experience while attending OMG, cancer conference, focused on young adults impacted by cancer, in Las Vegas. It was then that I discovered that this wonderful organization, and the amazing Ferro family were my neighbors in Colorado. I have since met many survivors that have attended, and benefited from their camps. What continues to strike me is the effect that these camps have on people. They arrive strangers, and they leave as family. The passion and devotion that the Ferros, and the rest of the army of volunteers behind this organization is contagious, and I quickly found myself adding Epic events to my calendar.
I know I'm not alone, feeling like there is no room on my calendar, but when asked to be a part of the Epic Experience Outreach team, my answer was an immediate 'Yes'.