When Stephen was diagnosed with both Lynch Syndrome and metastatic colorectal cancer at the age of 28, he was given a year to live. Chemotherapy and multiple surgeries proved to be ineffective at slowing his cancer and he quickly realized that in order to survive, he would have to think out of the box. His care-team at the University of Colorado Hospital recommended a phase 1 immunotherapy clinical trial which he quickly enrolled in. Now, 8 years later, Stephen remains cancer-free and has been deemed ‘cured’. Stephen has worked as Manager of Community Engagement for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance were he specialized in community organizing, patient education, and helping others share heir stories. Stephen is honored to once again team up with the Cancer Research Institute as an advocate and patient-voice representative.