Toby Stigdon’s time in this world is limited but the Seymour native wants to use it to help others.
SEYMOUR, Ind. (WDRB) — The open water. The chorus of insects. The serenity at Lake Stanfield has always helped Toby Stigdon find his peace.
“I love the outdoors,” he said.
That’s been more important in the past year than ever before.
“I woke up one morning, and I couldn’t turn my head at all,” Toby recalled. “It just got worse and worse. Within two weeks, I had a biopsy, and it came back that it was cancer.”
It was thyroid cancer that had already spread to his lungs.
“It is terminal,” Toby said. “My wife started crying. I was holding the tears back.”
Telling his two children wasn’t any easier.
Source: Kayaker with terminal cancer preps for 66-mile journey down Indiana river to help others