My name is Kenneth Roby. I'm 42 years old. I was raised on music. More specifically, Hip Hop music. I've been a student of the game since the beginning. Well, most vividly as early as the release of the Sugar Hill Gang. It's my passion. So much so that I still perform and practice my craft as an emcee across the country. In May of 2013 I left Atlanta to perform and promote my upcoming project Return to Hip Hop. While traveling I received the unfortunate news from my mother that a cousin had passed. I then traveled to Washington where the services were to be held. I decided to stay awhile to assist my mother with family affairs. Now as I said before, I was raised on hip hop. As a part of that environment I DEFINITELY have a love for the herbal essence, and being in a state where it was legalized made me happy to say the least. But to fully help my mother, I decided to “clean out” my system to be able to get a job that would help the family. After about two months of detoxing, I began to notice a pain in my abdominal area. Just like most men, feeling immortal, too hard to see a doctor, I pushed it aside until it put me down. On orders from my mother, I checked into emergency. I recall the date, October 14th 2013, and the moment that the doctor walked into the room and delivered the news. "Mr. Roby, I'm sorry to have to tell you that you have stage 4 colon cancer. It isn't curable, but it is treatable." I went completely numb. As a black man, we are told that we should have our colon checked at age 50. Clearly, this is no longer the case. The doctors suggested that I start chemotherapy asap. I have always had concerns about radiation and chemotherapy, even before being diagnosed. I decided to take the holistic approach. With the help and support of family and friends, I stopped eating and began juicing. By doing this I was no longer putting any of the hazardous saturated fats, poisoned meats, and non-organic foods into my body that would feed the cancer further. For two and a half months I stuck to a strict diet of alkaline water and veggie juice. I also took on a regimen vitamins, colonic cleansing, herbal teas, and kidney flushes. I lost 92lbs and 10inches from my waist. However, it did nothing to stop the cancers growth. At this point, I had no choice but to start chemotherapy treatment. I remember my first thought being about my son. In fact he was my only thought. You see, my son is literally a miracle baby. We went thru so much trying to bring him into this world, that his mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The thought of my son growing up with both parents facing health issues and possibly not even being around to see him graduate high school is very hard to swallow. I’m confident that I will make it through this journey with a testimony worthy of telling the world, and hopefully help to educate others to the hazards of not knowing what they are putting in their body! We can no longer accept what our government says is acceptable for us, is because our government DOES NOT CARE about our well-being! Our government as I'm sure you well know is more concerned about making money for big business than watching out for its peoples health and well being.