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Warrior Mode Donation
On Nov. 8, 2011 Brad Keenan was diagnosed with Stage II colon
cancer. He immediately began treatment at the Medical Park and
quickly made friends. During one of Brad's visits he noticed that
his fellow patients were cold.
"The treatments can make you so cold. Especially those who are
frail," said Brad. "So I asked one of the nurses what would help
and she suggested a blanket warmer."
Brad went on a mission to raise enough money to purchase a warmer
and on Thursday, Dec. 27 he presented a check for $1,260 to the
Women's Health Center. The funds will be put toward a warmer that
will be shared between oncology and the Women's Health
Brad said the donation was made possible by the generosity of the
Shawnee Women's group, the Barren family and the Baton Rouge
Foundation. "My goal is to keep the benefit in the community,
especially the facility that helped me beat cancer," said
Shortly after his diagnosis, Brad and his family developed what
they call Warrior Mode. "It's more than a phrase or slogan, it's a
way of living that applies to everything, not just cancer," said
Warrior Mode has taken off since its beginning, in fact it's been
adopted by people across the United States. Brad has sent Warrior
Mode gear as far as Hawaii and he recently sent gear to victims of
the Sandy Hook elementary tragedy.
"Brad is an inspiration," says Nora Fought, Oncology Program
Supervisor. "People diagnosed with cancer are faced with
adversities that may seem insurmountable. Brad is a shining
example of what a positive mental attitude can do while overcoming
Anyone interested in donating to the Warrior Mode fund, or
purchasing gear can contact Brad at email@example.com.