Jerry Carnes has worked as a television journalist for nearly thirty years. He has witnessed such devastating events as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the 1994 flooding of south Georgia that took more than two dozen lives, and too many Georgia tornados to count. Nothing has impacted his life more than the day he was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2008. Three months later Jerry underwent a radical prostatectomy. He has been cancer free ever since.
Unfortunately, Jerry’s father wasn’t that lucky. After a four year battle with prostate cancer, Jimmy Carnes died at the age of 76. Jerry lost his hero.
But Jerry hasn’t lost his purpose. He has worked diligently to educate as many people as possible about the risks of prostate cancer and the hope that comes with early detection.
This blog is dedicated to that effort and to the memory of Jimmy Carnes.