Overcoming, Surviving and Inspiring Others
Family Members: Rod, Keisha, Preston and Pria Echols of Fairburn
We have been tested as a family in several ways since Rod and I were married in April 2007, and have come out on the other side stronger than ever! We have experienced life-changing events literally every year since we were married, including Rod being diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal cancer when Preston was 3 years old and Pria was only 1 year old. He is now cancer-free and we are back on track with our personal, spiritual and family goals. We are excited about all that God has for us. Our cancer journey inspired us to help others during their journey and as a result, the Team Echols Foundation was born.
The Team Echols Foundation, Inc. was formed as a way to help educate others about the importance of early detection, encourage those affected by any type of cancer, and inspire others by sharing their family’s story. Following his colonoscopy, we learned through Rod’s diagnosis how important early detection is for any form of cancer. The number one symptom of colon cancer is no symptom at all. Team Echols uses foundation funds to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families on a monthly basis. our cancer journey was shared in a national commercial by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which has prompted greetings and hugs from strangers who say they were positively impacted by our story.
For more information, visit TeamEcholsFoundation.com.