My name is Jim Israel and I am a close friend of the Nonnemaker family. I met Buck about 20 years ago through his sister Lori, a close and dear friend. From the first moment I met him, he made me feel like we were old friends. Losing Buck to cancer at such a very young age was difficult for me as I have experienced close family members suffer through this disease as well. My mother battled and survived breast and colon cancer, but eventually lost her life to other medical conditions. My brother and sister fought extremely hard only to lose their battles with cancer. I am honored and blessed to be an Advisory Board member of the BUCK Cancer Foundation. I would really like to see the Foundation make changes in the way cancer is fought along with improving the quality of life for a cancer patient during their treatment program. I believe that cancer patients should have all treatment options and resources available to help them throughout their fight, which is why I support the mission of the BUCK Cancer Foundation!