The story I am about to tell is to help you understand my brother, Buck, and why we created the BUCK Cancer Foundation. First and foremost, my brother was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. Anyone who met him would tell you so. I was blessed to be Buck’s younger sister (3 year difference) and biggest fan! We went through his battle with cancer together, laughing most of the time and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Read personal experiences from Buck’s family and friends on what Buck meant to them, how his cancer impacted them and what they want the BUCK Cancer Foundation to achieve. This space will be used in the future to start a conversation about different natural or holistic approaches that are known to favorably complement certain conventional treatments for cancer.
Buck was the second child and had two sisters and two younger brothers, all who loved him dearly. Buck was a devout photographer since he was a teenager. He was a wonderful husband and loving father of four--two girls and two boys. He coached his boys in baseball and listen to every word his youngest girl wanted to tell him. He bestowed his athletic ability upon his youngest son, gave his creative eye to his two oldest children, and imparted his musical talents to his youngest. Buck lives in all of them! All the photos on this website and in the Photo Gallery were taken by Buck and are owned by his estate. We hope you enjoy them!
Watch Buck talk about why he loved photography and how that translated into his love for videography as well. This video was taken by his oldest daughter Grace in November 2013, more than a year into Buck’s treatment.
Read more about Buck’s treatment, his two year battle with cancer and the natural and holistic methods that gave him comfort in the end. This space will be used in the future to highlight different natural or holistic approaches that are known to favorably complement certain conventional treatments for cancer.
As Buck went through his chemotherapy treatment, one of the side effects was cold sensitivity. This was caused by one of his chemo drugs but also because he had lost 10 pounds and didn’t have any extra padding to keep him warm! But that didn’t bother Buck, he just wore beenies, warm socks, scarves, mittens and gloves and made everyone laugh even more. Buck always felt there was nothing better than a laugh to warm someone’s heart and soul. To support the mission of BUCK Cancer and to provide yourself (or someone you love) with a set of warm accessories, visit our BUCK Shop, where all proceeds from every item purchased are contributed to the Foundation.