Obstacles and Hurdles are common challenges every practitioner has to encounter being involved in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. While some of these problems appear difficult to overcome it is how an individual stands in the face of adversity that reveals their strength and character through it all. Since the dark day of June 29 2011 Frank Edge has been in a long constant battle against his diagnosed condition with Cancer. More bad has come out good during these trying times but through it all Edge has remained strong which has received a lot of attention and support in the fight community which Frank was open to touch on in this in-depth interview with us at BJJ Legends.
BJJ Legends: For those that are not aware of your condition could you describe the type of cancer you are diagnosed with?
Frank Edge: I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. I was told I had stage IIIC and it was a rare mixed germ cell.
BJJ Legends: To your remembrance is there any explanation as to how you came down with this disease?
Frank Edge: No there was no explanation however Doctor’s asked two questions and that was did cancer run in my family and did I have an undescended testicle as a child. There was no cancer in my family to my knowledge however many in the family seem to remember me having an undescended testicle however it was never documented.
Sunday, April 17th, we raised $3000 which is a lot. Great event! Rigan and John Machado were there. There should be a bunch of pictures online of the event.
Kids Kicking Cancer is a charity that teaches Children dealing with Cancer treatments how to deal with the pain through meditation. We also teach them martial arts to help releive thier stress and build them self-esteem. www.powerpeacepurpose.com is the website that will give you info on the charity.