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Sept. 24, 2021

Share Your Story: Terry Tucker

Share Your Story: Terry Tucker

Terry Tucker has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a business executive, a police officer, a basketball coach, a motivational speaker, an author, and most recently, a cancer warrior. He and his wife have lived all over the United States and currently reside in Colorado.

  • 02:00: He took an X-ray and he said, you know, I think you have a little cyst.
  • 04:29: In 2018, I had my left foot amputated.
  • 06:02: Now, your left leg has been amputated at the knee.
  • 09:05: I was fortunate to be in Texas and be able to be treated at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
  • 12:05: I'm not real hung up on dying either.
  • 15:42: Even if you have the same cancer, you're going to react differently to a drug.
  • 18:05: I mean I shake very bad but it's not painful.
  • 21:45: It's been nine-plus years that I've been dealing with this.
  • 23:24: Maybe that data will help somebody ten years from now when they perfect this drug.
  • 25:40: What has been your worst moment?
  • 26:20: What about your best moment?
  • 28:00: What is one thing you wish you'd known at the beginning of your cancer journey?
  • 29:06: If you could only do one thing to improve healthcare in the US, what would it be and why?
  • 32:26: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions
  • 33:38: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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Terry Tucker

Author and Cancer Warrior

Terry Tucker is a motivational speaker, author, and international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, mindset, and self-development. He has a business administration degree from The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I college basketball) and a master’s degree from Boston University. In his professional career, Terry has been a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and for the past ten years, a cancer warrior (which has resulted in the amputation of his foot in 2018 and his leg in 2020). He is the author of the book, Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. Terry has also been featured in Authority, Thrive Global, and Human Capital Leadership magazines.