Posted 8/27/2018 5:46 PM (GMT -6)
Yesterday, Rick Davis of Answer Cancer also had this to say about Rob's recent death and life of service to others with prostate cancer:
"I have a very heavy heart! Late Friday afternoon, Rob Barniskis one of AnCan's three founders and an original member of The Reluctant Brotherhood, lost his 10+ year battle with this egregious disease at the very young age of just 54. Rob (GodRestHisSoul) fought with immense courage and dignity.
As some of you know, Rob was a Zytiga poster boy, getting 4+ years out of the drug. His disease was very quirky and ultimately wrecked his vital organs, albeit treatment was working. He never complained, never gave up and always retained the most positive attitude ... Rob was an amazing role model.
Personally I am deeply indebted to Rob - he was the glue that made my ideas to expand our twice monthly calls into something much bigger. He was the catalyst that legitimized us into a 501c3, able to apply for grants, receive donations, and hold our heads high in the patient advocacy community. I will miss my privy counselor deeply!
Rob leaves his dearly beloved wife of over 30 years and three adult sons. They wore their wonderfully loving relationship on their sleeves to show all how exemplary it was. Longtime participants will have seen pictures of Patti with Rob on their worldwide adventures...."