WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DID
(AND HOW TO MAKE A DONATION)
WHO WE ARE
This web site was developed by a group of Prostate Cancer Survivors from all over
the world, who met in cyberspace.
The site was designed by Kerry, the Australian wife of Gregg Morrison. The content
comes from the combined experience the men and women throughout the world who
generously contributed time and knowledge to the site which was then assembled
by survivors Terry Herbert (who was in South Africa then, now in Australia) and
Gregg Morrison (Australia). Terry Herbert now owns the site, Gregg and Kerry having
'retired', and administers it with the significant help of Mark Freedkin.
and Gregg Morrison, 2001
and his wife, Kerry were part of the trio who started the site. Kerry did the
original design work, Gregg hunted down Links to suitable information, Terry wrote
the words. Gregg was diagnosed in 1991 and chose surgery. There were no other
options open to him at that time. He regrets not having had the choice. Sadly
Gregg passed on in December 2011 from a general collapse of his health.
pictured here with his wife Anthea, owns and manages this site. He was diagnosed
in 1996 and chose what was then known as Conservative Management, sometimes called
Watchful Waiting, now called Active Surveillance, rather than any other treatment
option. He continues to enjoy good health but is now using Androgen Deprivation
Therapy to manage his disease.
was diagnosed in 2005 with
a high PSA and late stage disease. He chose Hormone Therapy (Androgen Deprivation
Therapy) plus Radiation (External Beam Radiation Therapy) and believes in diet
as a key factor for his continued good health. He was a great help processing
data for the site and especially in chasing men for the updates to their stories,
which are such an important part of this site, before the YANA-3 Project.
As the number of men sharing their stories on the site kept growing, I knew there
had to be a better way of handling the task of uploading and updating these, but
didn't know how to do it. I put out a call for help and a number of men answered.
These are the men, and I am very grateful to them all: Tom Dillon, Eric Taylor,
Eric Gamel, Paul Proue, Ron Cassell, Chris Ivy, John Vig, David Collins, Mark
Freedkin, Jon Nowlin, Gary Petersen, Tim Castleman, Scotty Allen, David Bashover,
Don Oberlin, Ray Glass, Dino Brown, Greg Nackers, Scott Orwig, Steve Schmidt.
Mark Freedkin took charge of the project and I cannot speak too highly of his
efforts and the countless hours he put in to achieve the objectives. In this he
was assisted primarily by Gary Petersen who also put in many hours and had some
excellent ideas. Other men helped as and when they were asked to do so. The outcome
of the project will make a big difference to the men who follow us in finding
information that is helpful to them. All visitors to the site should be thankful
for their efforts.
continues to help with the day to day running of the site, continually improving
This site is for all the men, their partners, sons and daughters, and all those
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The site is absolutely independent and we have not sought, nor will we, any endorsement
or funding from any organization. In that way we can maintain our integrity and
freedom. Although we seek no fees or payment for what is provided on the site,
we do have ongoing costs.
you have found this site useful and wish to contribute to these costs, donations
of any amounts may be made quite safely by clicking on the logo below. YANA
is not a registered charity, so in most tax regimes any payment made will not
be tax deductible.
you do not have a PayPal account or are reluctant to use this facility, you can
donate by Visa Card, Mastercard or Discover card by clicking on the PayPal link
below. You will see in the bottom right the option to use a card instead of PayPal.
This does not create a PayPal account in your name - it is simply a way
of transferring the funds to the PayPal account for us.
you take this option, there are some aspects that have caused some problems previously:
Do not click on anything on the right hand side of the page until you have
completed the first two steps below in the left hand panel. If you try any of
the links on the right side of the page you will not be able to enter your PayPal
account password or details of your credit card.
Enter Donation where the screens asks you to Enter Description, then enter
the amount you wish to donate in the box labeled Item Price.
After you enter your donation amount, click the link label Update.
Missing this step will cause frustration!
Using a credit card, not a PayPal account, ensure that you select your country
of residence in the drop down menu on the following page - the default menu is
Australia, but it is possible to donate from any country. If you do not select
your country you will not be able to enter the correct data.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you do make such a donation so that we can acknowledge receipt of it with our
very sincere gratitude.