FOX 5 ATLANTA – It’s been almost 5 years since Ed Russ, a retired police sergeant with the City of Homestead Police Department, was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer.
Ed and his wife Sandy have spent the last 12 months sticking close to their new home in Central Florida, trying to steer clear of the coronavirus.
“I don’t know if my immune system could handle it or not, ” Russ says. “I turned 64 this year, so, I’m not sure, but I’d rather not test the waters.”
The one road trip the couple is regularly taking is up to Newnan, Georgia.
Every 3 weeks, they drive 6 hours one way to Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s (CTCA) Atlanta facility, so Ed can receive a targeted therapy that has held his cancer at bay for nearly 18 months.